Controls and audits
HI’s work at headquarters and in the field are regularly subject to internal and external controls and audits.
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To ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of its activities, HI implements internal controls that mobilise all our managers, supervisors and staff and are designed to achieve the following objectives:
• Optimise the implementation of our operations in line with management policies
• Ensure the reliability of our financial information
• Ensure conformity with the laws and regulations in effect
• Guarantee compliance with contractual undertakings
Practice of Internal Control
Definition, responsibilities and implementation at HI
Internal Auditing Toolkit
Internal Audit Charter
HI has an internal auditing system covering the Federation and the other federal network entities, our national associations and our programmes in the field.
Checklist for professional ethics
In the volatile settings in which HI operates, we invest considerable effort in safeguarding our assets and resources and fighting bribery and corruption.
In addition to internal checks and audits, HI’s management and activities are submitted to different categories of external controls. These include audits by our statutory auditor, as well as controls and audits conducted by the European Commission, international cooperation or United Nations agencies, as well as national funding agencies, for projects financed and implemented in the field.
With the help of the Institute for the Development of Ethics and Action for Solidarity (IDEAS), in January 2016 HI engaged in enhancing its governance, financial management and effectiveness. After an independent audit conducted on the basis of 120 IDEAS criteria, our organisation was awarded the IDEAS label in recognition of the quality of our governance, financial management and the efficiency of our actions.