Under the auspices of workstream 9 (Harmonise and simplify reporting requirements), Co-convenors Germany and ICVA developed and successfully piloted a simplified reporting template (“the 8+3 template”). The 8+3 Template ensures quality reports while enabling humanitarian organisations to spend less time on bureaucracy and more on their core tasks. In March 2021, 15 Grand Bargain Signatories are already either implementing or actively considering using the 8+3 reporting template.
This is a 1-pager highlighting some of the successes and next steps for workstream 9 (Harmonize and simplify reporting requirements). For further information, don't hesitate to contact the Secretariat.
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Following the conclusion of the pilot phase of the harmonized reporting template, the 8+3 template has been finalized. The feedback from pilot participants was reviewed and some of the elements of the template were adjusted slightly to improve the usability of the template and the clarity of language.
This review report details the results of the ‘Harmonizing Reporting Pilot’ and the experience of donors and partners with the harmonized reporting template, also called ‘8+3 template’. Piloting the harmonized reporting template for the last two years showed that most users view the new template as a significant improvement over existing donor templates, because it simplifies and standardizes the narrative reporting process considerably.