Proposal and Report Writing

Date: 3 - 5 Apr 2017
Length: 3 days
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Residential: No


About the course:

Proposal and report writing serve important functions in humanitarian agencies and are common and necessary tasks for staff in various levels and roles throughout the organisation. Nevertheless, writing proposals and reports can be challenging. The ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on their access to funds, and the quality of project proposals determines whether or not funds are ultimately received. Reports must analyze the information that is presented, draw consistent conclusions, and make sensible and practical recommendations, otherwise they risk falling short of their objective.

It is essential for the operation of humanitarian programmes that organisations have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports. This course will focus on aspects what make proposals effective and successful and will introduce participants to best practices in proposal writing and help them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve their efficacy in writing, presenting and defending proposals. It will also cover report writing and will equip you with skills and techniques to write clear and engaging reports that encourage the reader to take action on your recommendations.


What does the course cover?

  • Elements of proposals and reports: structure and components
  • Tools for planning and preparation
  • Formal and informal reporting
  • Identifying proposal purpose and understanding donor requirements
  • Writing skills, including language, layout, format, structure, flow and finishing
  • Common mistakes and best practices

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • List the components of a proposal and organise them in a logical flow
  • Explain what makes proposals effective
  • Use tools, such as the log frame, to design proposals with clear logic
  • Adapt proposals to fit donor requirements, preferences and guidelines
  • Write clear proposals using appropriate language, layout, format and structure
  • Produce effective reports
  • Identify Common problems in reporting, learning concepts and principles on writing reports
  • Tailor a report to a target audience

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at programme administrators, officers, and other humanitarian staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organisation.


Available in English.


Early Bird Fee Standard Fee



Early Bird Fee: For those who register and pay at least one month before the start date of the course.

Standard Fee: For those who register and pay within one month of the start date of the course.

This fee includes 3 days face-to-face training, all lunch and coffee breaks, a printed workbook that accompanies the course and basic stationary. 

Further Information:

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