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Direct Payments
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules (2012)

2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Direct Payments
3.0 Procedures
 Related Procedures

Direct Payments

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Adam Phillion,Catherine Muli,Kanesh Babu Letchumanan
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Summary of Changes/Comments
January 29, 2021 - The Direct Payments policy and procedures have been further updated as follows: Guidance has been added to Para 2 on the ICE template. ICE template guidance has been added to procedure step 1. Fraud red-flags guidance have been added to procedure step 9.

January 29, 2021 - The updated Direct Payments policy is now available. The summary of the major changes and their implication on UNDP Offices are as follows:

- Clarification has been made in para 2 that direct payments must be performed through an approved FACE form, requesting UNDP to make payment directly to the vendor on behalf of the Partner, and the Implementing Agent code must be the Partner’s code;

- Clarity has been added for non-local currency denominated payments to national implementation projects in para 8 which should be submitted to UNDP HQ Treasury for appropriate approval in accordance with UNDP Financial Regulations and Rule 125.06;

- Clarification has been added on reviews of FACE form, including the list of red flags in para 12 and 13 that potential signs of fraud or misuse of funds shall be observed, reviewed, investigated and documented. Direct payment should not be processed until the potential red flags are fully investigated and confirmed to be valid;

- Procedures offices should take to address unsupported payments reflected in assurance reports, including audits and spot checks, has been added in para 14.

November 16, 2018 - The Direct Payment policy is available in French. To access the document, click on the French language tab.

April 06, 2018 - The Direct Payment policy is now available in Spanish. To access the document, click the Spanish language tab.