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TRAINING. 7. NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING. SESSION. WORKSHOP. NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING. Objectives of this session. Understand the importance of CERF reporting Understand how you can fulfill your CERF reporting obligations

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Training

TRAINING

7

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

SESSION

WORKSHOP


Training

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Objectives of this session

  • Understand the importance of CERF reporting

  • Understand how you can fulfill your CERF reporting obligations

  • Understand CERF financial and narrative reporting requirements


Training

Reporting is a vital part of the CERF’s accountability to its donors

Reporting is compulsory

Weak reporting could jeopardise future CERF funding

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Why report?

How report?

  • Narrative reporting: at headquarters and field levels

  • Financial reporting (income, expenditure)


Training

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Narrative reporting

  • HEADQUARTERS LEVEL

    UN agencies and IOM dictated by GA to report annually

    Due by 20 April


Training

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Narrative reporting

  • FIELD LEVEL

    RC/HCs and Humanitarian Country Teams

    Due by 15 March


Training

Purpose(should answer two questions)

What was possible with CERF funds that would not have been without it?

Did the UNCT achieve the goals as set out in the CERF application?

Format

Template is available at cerf.un.org

Shared with RC/HCs every January

Focus

Overview of the impact of and results achieved with CERF funding on the sectors/clusters of the overall humanitarian response

Due by 15 March

Time period: January to December of the reporting year (e.g. 2012)

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Narrative reporting from RC/HCs


Training

Stipulated in the SGB and Letter of Understanding (LoU) between OCHA and agencies

The LoU is a legally binding document, summarizing the agreement between the agency and OCHA about the use of and reporting on CERF funds

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Financial reporting

Requirements


Training

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Financial reporting

Deadlines

  • Interim certified financial statements for each grant as at 31 December

    • Due by 15 February of the following year

  • Interim report (for rapid response ONLY, a new requirement in CERF Umbrella LoU): Rapid response projects with an implementation end date between 1st January and 30 June of a given year, shall submit an interim report

    • Due by 15 August of the same year

  • Final certified financial statement for each project disbursed in a year as at 31 December

    • Due by 30 June of the following year


Training

NARRATIVE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Financial reporting

  • Multi-donor Trust Fund Income and expenditure statement template


Training

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QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

SESSION

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