Being Good at doing good? Quality and Accountability of Humanitarian NGOs

Enhancing the quality and accountability is an issue that is being worked with in humanitarian organizations as we speak. However, this is done in niches, withoput a system-wide agreement that all organizations adhere to. This article discusses why it is important to create one overarching agreement and how this could be achieved. However, pitfals are the lack of a single definition (with multiple approaches present and overlapping), and the question of how and by whom quality standers could/should be imposed and controlled, making it unlikely to create one uniform sectoral approach to quality control.