Types of Habi Reports

We write different types of reports that need to be submitted at different points of project implementation. The content varies so while putting ourselves in their SHOES can help us gain insight on what they might want to see, it’s good to align with the partner on what these reports should contain.

Here are the three categories of reports that we typically write. Click on the toggles to look at samples of well-written reports; you don’t need to read through the entire report but this will give you an idea of what we aim for regardless of report type.

Inception Report – The content of the inception report can vary depending on what we agree on with the partner. It typically contains an overview of the project, work plan, and the methodology that will be used throughout the implementation. The inception report is usually the first deliverable that we have to submit so don’t overthink this too much!

Tip: Review the proposal and/or contract. Things like the project overview and the work plan can typically be found in documents that have already been submitted.

  • UNI – ALS Systems Design. This report is very detailed, containing a section on the roles and responsibilities of each involved organization or agency, and a section on project risks and mitigation strategies.
  • IDL – Anti-Money Laundering Course. This report is a concise summary of a design sprint that Habi facilitated. It differs from other inception reports because there’s no discussion of the work plan, only a summary of the insights gathered during the sprint.

Analysis and Evaluation Reports – These reports contain the results of any assessment or evaluation survey that we administer to the learners. It typically contains graphics like pie charts, bar graphs – anything that can be used to better illustrate the results of the survey. The questionnaires and worksheets used are usually included in the annexes of these reports. Most partners don’t ask for a standalone analysis and evaluation report — this is usually incorporated in the final report. As designers, we want to be action-oriented so these reports don’t stop at sharing an analysis of the results; we also include sections like implications on the program design or recommendations for next steps.

Tip: Tap other Analysts or Media Makers to determine the best way to represent the data gathered.

  • PBD STEMpower Our Girls. This report contains the results of a pre- and post-test survey administered to the learners. The surveys used were modified versions of existing STEM aptitude and attitude assessments so the report also contains a description of the tools and the modifications made.
  • ADM Completed Staff Work. Aside from the results of the Training Needs Assessment, Ateneo requested for a more detailed report that contains elements of an inception report like a work schedule and description of the main deliverables. This report also contains annexes for the survey questionnaire and a description of the focus group discussion structure.

Final Reports – These reports are submitted at the end of a project’s implementation so they tend to be more comprehensive than the previous two. The level of detail varies from project to project. For example, for some workshops, the report can contain a quick summary of each activity done and the key messages that were delivered.

Tip: Tap other members of the team to help out. I like to nudge relevant role-holders like the Experience Mapper or Facilitator to “brain dump” their ideas in certain sections. They don’t need to contribute polished work — even bullet points are a good enough starting point when you’re pressed for time.

  • GLB Prism. The partner shared that they would eventually like to absorb the program and implement it without Habi so this report is very comprehensive and includes logistical practices that helped us cut costs and/or ensure a positive learning experience for the learners. Aside from recommendations for future runs, the report also contains the changes made to the program design throughout its four iterations.
  • WWF STP 2. This report includes a quick summary of all the activities that were done over the three days of the workshop. It also includes links to the resources that were shared, not just by Habi but by key participants for the partner’s reference.
  • SCP Inclusive KBA Modules. This project had several deliverables so the report includes a one-page summary of the project’s deliverables with detailed descriptions and links so that the partner could easily locate them.

Not every project will ask for all three kinds of reports! Remember to check the proposal or contract to determine what reports your team needs to submit and when you need to submit them.

Types of Habi Reports – Habi Plus