Summary and Detailed Budget
Another important part of the SLA documents IPs submit to MOHS is Annex B: Summary and Detailed Budget. The Ministry is aware that the funding agencies have put in place mechanisms for reviewing IP-proposed budgets. However, the level of scrutiny is not always robust sometimes as a result of funding agencies handling multi-million dollar grants involving many partners in multiple sectors. MoHS would like to assure both the donors and the beneficiaries that a significant proportion of the donor investments reach the beneficiaries and that collectively, we realize value for money. Both the Detailed and Summary Budget must be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in excel format for review. The IP can use its own template to develop a detailed budget. All formulas used to arrive at totals should be within the cells. Detailed budgets that are not in Excel format and excel sheets that do not show the formulas used will not be accepted as it will not be possible for MoHS to review unit costs and assess reasonableness. This will result in delays in signing the SLA, with consequences on project implementation. MoHS is ready to provide additional guidance to the IP upon request. Institutional support to MOHS should be included in the detailed and Summary Budget prior to submission of SLA for review. Each implementing partner is expected to submit Annex B to enable MOHS to review the budget from an individual IP against the planned activities and expected results of that IP. Consortium members should submit separate budgets.