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Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules (2012)
Regulation 17.01 (a) (b) and (c), Regulation 17.03 (b), Regulation 16.04, Regulation 17.04, Rule 117.01 (a) and (b), Regulation 15.01
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
HACT (Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer)
3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Macro Assessment

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Micro Assessment

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Cash transfers, disbursement and reporting

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Assurance Activities planning and implementation

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Language English | Español | Français
Page Properties
Key Words
None
Focal Point
Helen Hall,John Rutere
Effective Date
11/05/2018
Planned Review Date
01/06/2019
Summary of Changes/Comments
December 04, 2018 – The Spanish version of the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) policy is currently under review and will be available again on POPP once finalized. The HACT procedures remain available in Spanish. To access these, click on the Spanish language tab.

Decemeber 04, 2018 – The Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) procedures are now available in French. To view the procedure table, click on the French language tab.

May 11, 2018 – The Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) policy was revised to reflect a $300,000 threshold per programme cycle for HACT micro-assessments and mandatory spot checks which, depending on the assessment risk rating, determines the appropriate cash transfer modality. Below this amount, offices may select the most appropriate cash transfer modality, taking into consideration any known risk factors. For Partners below the threshold, HACT micro assessment and spot checks may be performed at the discretion of the office based on other risk considerations e.g. the office has no previous experience with the Partner or the operating environment is considered high risk. However, programmatic monitoring requirements as specified in the PPM still apply in such instances. With the new policy change, desk reviews no longer need to be performed.
This change is effective immediately and applies to all partners (except UN Agencies) and grant recipients who receive funds from UNDP for implementation of development activities. The revision replaces the current UNDP HACT policy which requires any partners for whom the estimated programme cycle funding is equal to or greater than 10% of total estimated programme cycle funding and partners representing at least 60% by value of programme cycle funding to be micro assessed by an independent third party service provider and desk reviews be performed for the remainder.

April 24, 2018 - The HACT main procedures are now available in Spanish. These procedures are: (1) Macro Assessment; (2) Micro Assessment; (3) Cash transfers, disbursement and reporting, and (4) Assurance Activities planning and implementation. To access the procedures in Spanish, click on the Spanish language tab.

April 24, 2018 - The FRM HACT Tables are now available in Spanish. Hyperlinks to the Tables are incorporated into the following procedures on the HACT policy page: Cash Transfers, Disbursement and Reporting: Step 2; Assurance Activities planning and implementation: Steps 2, 3 and 8. To access the procedures in Spanish, click on the Spanish language tab. The document is also available in the POPP library templates (document # POPP-11-2599).

April 24, 2018 - The FRM HACT Annexes are now available in Spanish. Hyperlinks to the Annexes are incorporated into the following procedures on the HACT policy page: Assurance Activities planning and implementation: Steps 1 and 3. To access the procedures in Spanish, click on the Spanish language tab. The document is available in the POPP library templates (document # POPP-11-2332).

April 24, 2018 - The 2014 UNDG HACT Framework is now available in Spanish. Hyperlinks to the Framework are incorporated into the following procedures on the HACT policy page: Macro Assessment: Steps 1-5; Micro Assessment: Steps 1-3; Assurance Activities planning and implementation: Step 8. To access the procedures in Spanish, click on the Spanish language tab. The document is available in the POPP library templates (document # POPP-11-2598).

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