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Scope of Work 

The funding agency together with the fund recipient/s define their respective responsibilities on the project statement of work by establishing its objectives, deliverables and success criteria. The purpose of a project is stated in the project proposal and it is the statement of work that summarizes this purpose and describes the project's desired results. The statement of work acts as a reference basis for the financial or operational decisions on a day-to-day basis and specifies the acceptance criteria that determine if a project result is acceptable.  The document that expresses how a specific project will be completed is called the scope of work (SOW).  The SOW clearly states the project requirements as to timelines, milestones, price, product expectations, reporting schedules, measurable outcomes and expected deliverables.