2020 Humanitarian Accountability Report

The Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020 is an evidence-based overview of the current state of adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality & Accountability (CHS), using data gathered from organisations that have undertaken CHS verification.

The 2020 edition of the HAR was written five years after the launch of the CHS. It provides a critical opportunity to consider performance in the areas of humanitarian quality and accountability over a period of several years.

The report aims to:

  • Examine the degree to which organisations are meeting the CHS Commitments, using verification data;
  • Use CHS data and broader sector trends to understand where progress has been made and where it needs to significantly improve;
  • Highlight the need for further strengthening of policy and practice to increase the sector’s accountability to people affected by crisis.