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2013-02-28    Introduction to Sigmah software - 3 April 2013 (Paris)
Information and Quality management for International Solidarity organisations
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2012-08-16    Training course "Evaluating the quality of humanitarian projects" from 12 to 16 November 2012
This training course in French will be held at Groupe URD's Training Centre in the south of France (Drôme Provençale).
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2012-05-02    Training course "Quality Management in humanitarian programmes" from 11 to 15 June 2012
This training course will be held at Groupe URD's Training Centre in the south of France (Drôme Provençale) in French.
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Welcome to the Quality COMPAS website managed by Groupe URD

The Quality COMPAS is the result of a six-year research project on quality issues in the humanitarian sector. The Quality COMPAS is a Quality Assurance method which comes equipped with its own set of tools, training modules and consultancy services. These components have been designed specifically for aid agencies with the overall aim of improving services provided to crisis-affected populations.
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Several changes have been made to this version to reflect ways in which the Quality COMPAS has evolved since its launch. The relevance of the principle of achieving quality via specific questions and of the quality reference framework has been confirmed over time. Available in 3 languages.
 
 
This interactive self-training module introduces the principles of quality in a fictional context. It is part of a series of modules on Quality in humanitarian action run by Groupe URD. Available in English, French and Spanish.
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Sigmah, software for the shared management of humanitarian projects
 
Sigmah is open source software for managing international aid organisations’ operational information. It includes a broad range of functionalities for managing humanitarian projects at both headquarters and field levels. It also allows projects to be managed using the COMPAS method. The Sigmah project is currently being run by an open group of 11 NGOs.
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The Quality COMPAS Tutorial is a short, user-friendly programme which presents the history of Quality in humanitarian action, the issues involved and the founding principles of the Quality COMPAS method. It is available in English, French and Spanish
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Updated  22-11-2014