Financial Management for Emergencies
A survival guide for humanitarian programme managers
The aim of this guide is to help you to manage the financial resources in the critical first stages of an emergency. The material is in six sections. They will help you to make sure that you have:
- A useful budget
- Good relationships with donors
- Enough cash
- The right finance staff
- Systems to record where money is coming from and going to
- Systems to control how money is used
The most important message is that financial management is the programme manager’s responsibility. Financial matters should never be left to the accountant alone.
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