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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 & Rules

Financial Regulation 16.02 and Financial Rule 116.02.

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).