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ASB Foreign Aid

Quality assurance

Quality, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency are of utmost importance when implementing aid projects.

 asyrian refugee child in Lebanon

In all its projects aimed at alleviating need and poverty, ASB focuses on the requirements of those affected, integrating them in planning and implementation alongside local partner organisations.

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In all its projects aimed at alleviating need and poverty, ASB focuses on the requirements of those affected, integrating them in planning and implementation alongside local partner organisations. In this way, the abilities and know-how of the local population as well as theavailable resources are put to best use, andpeople’s potential for self-help is strengthened.

ASB hands over responsibility for projects to itslocal partners as early as possible so that the work is continued on an independent basis.

Quality, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency are of utmost importance when implementing aid projects. This is why ASB is committed to a continuing process of learning and regularly assesses and evaluates its projects. ASB’s provision of aid measures follows international standards such as the Code of Conduct, the Sphere Standards (minimum standards in humanitarian aid), “Do no Harm” or the standards of German and international donors (e.g. basic rules for humanitarian aid, guidelines for the donation of drugs).

ASB also applies its own standards, such as

  • the ASB Procurement and Tendering Guidelines,
  • the ASB Safety and Security Standards,
  • and the "Standard Operational Procedures" for the consistent implementation of logistical, administrative and operational processes in ASB Country Offices.

Project coordinators regularly monitor local projects, and audits carried out by donors ensure that ASB projects are scrutinized for effectiveness and efficiency. If required, additional quality assurance measures are introduced.