Towards a revised ‘PSEA Index’

In order to improve our support to member organisations and the wider community with regard to the Protection Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) we have started revising the relevant indicators of the CHS Verification Framework. Our aim is to allow our member organisations to measure whether their work on PSEA meets the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Minimum Operating Standards and other key standards and commitments.

What is often referred to as the ‘PSEA Index’ comprises 18 of the 62 indicators of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). The 18 indicators are all given equal weight in the calculation of the Index.

PSEA is mainstreamed throughout the CHS and referenced in several Commitments of the Standard. The PSEA Index has been used by the CHS Alliance and the third-party verification body HQAI since 2015 within the framework of the CHS verification scheme. The verification scores of our member organisations feature in a set of dashboards that allow them to regularly benchmark their performance. Organisations that would like to assess how they perform against the CHS can opt for one of the following four verification options: self-assessment, peer review, independent verification and certification
If you wish to contribute to the revision process, please send an email to info@chsalliance.org.