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Project Cash Advance (PCA)
(Please also refer to Management of Petty Cash)
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules (2012)

Rule 125.06 (a)
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Project Cash Advance (PCA)
3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Project Cash Advance_(PCA)

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Paul Gravenese,Sanjeeb Bhattarai
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Summary of Changes/Comments
January 9, 2023 - The policy and procedures have been updated to reflect UNDP's transition to its new cloud-based management platform Quantum in January 2023, replacing its previous ATLAS system.

January 10, 2022 - The Project Cash Advance (PCA) policy is now available in French. To access the document, click on the French language tab.

March 05, 2020 - The Project Cash Advance (PCA) policy is now available in Spanish. To access the document, click on the Spanish language tab.

August 31, 2018 - As part of the delivery acceleration measures, a proposal to modify cash management arrangements has been approved and is effective as of 1 September. The following thresholds and main changes have now been agreed:

Project Cash Advance (PCA) – Account – 16108:

  1. Liquidation deadline increased from 1 week to 1 month
  2. RR only, can appoint SC as custodian with limit of $5K

Treasurer may suspend cash arrangements if three consecutive red dashboard or related audit observation related.

December 01, 2015 - Content reviewed and edited (minor edit without changing substance).