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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 10 - Inventory Accounting and Reporting
close this folderVIII. Reporting
Open this folder and view contentsA. Commodity Status Report (CSR)
View the documentB. Quarterly Consolidated Report on Food Resources
View the documentC. Reporting Periods
View the documentD. Filing and Submission
View the documentE. Other Reports

E. Other Reports

The CSR and Quarterly Consolidated Report for Food Resources and the warehouse inventory accounting records and supporting documents described above set out the minimum amount of information necessary for purposes of managing food aid assets. Country offices may develop any other reports. However, before requiring additional reports, consider the following:

· Why is the additional information needed?
· Who will use the new information?
· Can the information be obtained from existing reports/documents or can they be revised to provide the information?

When deciding whether to collect more information, consider whether the costs involved in collecting and providing it exceed the benefits of having the additional information. CARE's main goal should be to implement efficient, cost-effective systems that provide accurate and timely information at the least cost possible.