Reporting requirements have grown over the years for specific and valid reasons including legal requirements associated with accountability and managing risk, to build trust, raise funds, for diplomatic purposes and to improve quality. A wide range of sectors and organisations report to one another, including institutional donors, UN agencies, IOM, international and national NGOs and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Grand Bargain Signatories have a common interest in ensuring that programmatic reporting is substantive and qualitative while also lean enough to allow for the most efficient use of resources to assist people in need.
Aid organisations and donors commit to:
- Simplify and harmonize reporting requirements by the end of 2018 by reducing its volume, jointly deciding on common terminology, identifying core requirements and developing a common report structure.
- Invest in technology and reporting systems to enable better access to information.
- Enhance the quality of reporting to better capture results, enable learning and increase the efficiency of reporting.