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. As such, the new harmonized reporting template is an important building block in achieving the Grand Bargain commitment to “simplify and harmonize reporting requirements.“
Please find below the final review of the pilot, the latest version of the 8+3 template and the guidance on using the new harmonized template.
Results Group 4 on Humanitarian and Development Collaboration met on 6 June in Geneva/New York to discuss the priority areas of work tasked by the Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG). Given the tight timeline to report to OPAG in September, the Results Group agreed, as its modalities, to form small group of members with proposed leads to take forward each of the OPAG-agreed priority areas of work. The proposed leads will call for volunteers to participate in the small groups and share with the Results Group co-Chairs and members of RG 4 progress of concrete activities, timelines and engagement with non-IASC bodies during the next meeting planned on 4 July. The Results Group will focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness and have the highest return on investment.