The overall success of the Election Situation Room is anchored on sufficient funding and the effective use of the funds garnered for the project. It is therefore important to outline all focus areas in the budget development so that the work embarked on by the ESR is not cut short or affected by insufficient funds. The Situation Room may factor into the budgets the key components of the project implementation such as Operational/administrative Costs, Training, Media and Gender Monitoring etc. Here is an example.
It is important to plan for trainings in detail because the success of the Election Situation Room will depend on the quality of information being gathered and this means the observers, journalists and data teams working to collect data for the situation room must be efficient, skilled and knowledgeable. Below is a sample budget for training