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Independent Review of Individual Donor Assessments in Humanitarian Operations - December 2020

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The Grand Bargain commitment 4.5 specifically seeks to increase “the proportion of funding used for the direct benefit of affected people.” Toward this end, Signatories agreed to “reduce individual donor assessments.” This report summarizes the results of an independent review that collected evidence on and analyzed the effects of donor assessments conducte
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Update from UNHCR and WFP: Update on use of innovation and technology, January 2020

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One of “the reduce management costs” workstream commitments of the Grand Bargain is to decrease the costs of delivering assistance with the use of technology and innovation (commitment 4.1). Reducing management costs will increase the portion of funding used for the direct benefit of affected people. There are various ways to do so, including with mobile technology for needs assessments/post distribution monitoring; digital platforms/mobile devices for financial transactions; communication with affected population via call centers/SMS; sustainable energy and biometrics.

Webinar: What is the UN Business Innovations Group (BIG) in the Grand Bargain to reduce management cost?

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Join an online presentation by the UN Business Innovations Group (BIG) inter-agency team, on business operations strategy, common back offices, and premises, and the global shared service centre. Speaker Dominic Grace, BIG Team Leader Facilitator Hiroko Araki, Dialing information We will be using WebEx Meeting Center. Please follow the instructions to join. Meeting number (access code): 706 653 582 Meeting password: BIG@26Nov19

Workstream 4 (Reduce duplication and management costs with periodic functional reviews): Update on the Business Innovation Group September 2019

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Grand Bargain
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One of the commitments under the “Reduce duplication and management costs” Grand Bargain workstream is to “reduce duplication of managements and other costs through maximising efficiencies in procurement and logistics for commonly required goods and services”. UNHCR, co-convener of the workstream is working with WFP to deliver on this commitment. When the UN family spends annually USD 18 billion in procurement of goods and services, the savings it generates could amount to hundreds of millions.