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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

Financial Regulation 16.0 2: Under such limits prescribed by the Executive Board and within the limits of resources allocated for UNDP programme activities, the Administrator is authorized to approve UNDP programme activities at the country, regional and global levels.

Financial Rule 116.02: The authority to approve programme activities is delegated along with the requirement to establish necessary instructions and operational procedures:

  1. The authority to approve UNDP programme activities, within the limit of resources allocated to those activities is delegated to the Associate Administrator. The Associate Administrator may delegate this authority, through the Director of the Regional Bureau concerned, to UNDP Heads of Office in the programme countries;
  2. Approval of UNDP programme activities becomes effective upon signature of the project document/annual workplan. 
Financial Rule 125.09: Petty cash advances may be made available to officials designated by the Treasurer or his or her designate from petty cash accounts. The Treasurer may, where adequate safeguards are provided, authorize petty cash advances from petty cash accounts to non-staff personnel up to an amount determined by the Treasurer. These cash accounts shall be maintained on an imprest basis. The amount and purposes of each account shall be defined by the Treasurer. The amount held shall be the minimum compatible with working requirements.


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
Effective Date
01/09/2018
Planned Review Date
01/09/2021
Summary of Changes/Comments
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.

Content reviewed and edited (minor edit without changing substance) in December 2015.

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