Why Is It Used

The first reason for documentation has to do with accountability. Documentation includes reports of results, fiscal documentation and details of project set-up, implementation and management. If your project is a research project, the need for documentation is obvious. But, there is another important reason for documentation. Grant funders do not have the funds to completely solve the problem in which they are interested. Therefore, they invest their money in good projects that have a chance of providing at least a partial solution to the problem. If the project is successful, the funder wants other organizations to adopt the project to replicate the good result. For this to work, the project needs to be documented so there is an adequate record to follow. Most times, the funder will request that a certain amount of documentation be made available for others interested in duplicating the project.

1 Learned Hand, 1872-1961, American jurist. The World: Law: Attorneys & the Practice of Law.

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