A MODEL FORMAT FOR WRITING REPORTS
By Phil Bartle, PhD
A Guide for Community Mobilizers
Title of Report
Highlights: (or overview, major events, headlines, summary) during the reporting period; or since the previous report. This is the summary and conclusion. Write it last, but put it here in the report.
Changes in The Action Environment: This sub-title can name the geographic area covered by the report. In this sub-section, include external events that affect the project or field worker's work (but not caused by the project or the field worker). External events or changes in conditions.
Do this for every objective.
Recommendations: Based on the above, make recommendations (eg continue, change, if so then how, why) make sure you identify to whom you make the recommendations (they should get a copy) different recommendations may be made to different persons, groups or organizations.
Appendices: Include any information that supplements the above, especially quantities and details: eg mileage, costs, lists of meetings, workshops, communal labour: number and names of participants, minutes of meetings, participants and any supplementary documents, such as maps or tables.
Reporting to the Community Executive:
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