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Multi-Country and South-South Projects

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

2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Multi-country and South-South Cooperation Projects
3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Multi-country and South-South Cooperation Projects

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Mamadou Ndaw,Teuku Rahmatsyah
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January 18, 2023 - The 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.

December 14, 2021 - The project document template has been updated to reflect the following: 1. ‘Digital by Default’ is now embedded in project design;
2. Updates in the Risk Management section as follows:
• Updated definition of sexual harassment;
• Additional text added to ensure consistency with the principles of the then in force UNDP Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Policy.
• Updated link to the United Nations Security Council Consolidated Sanctions List;
• In the option for DIM implementation, additional text has been added to address: a) Obligations on sub-parties relating to SEA/SH; and b) Obligations of sub-parties relating to SES;
• In the option for UN Agency implementation, an additional sentence has been added on SEA/SH, as follows: “The Implementing Partner will ensure that its regulations, rules, policies and procedures are consistent with the principles of UNDP relating to SEA and SH requirements.”
3. The Project Organization Structure has been updated to provide clarity on oversight and implementation, including the Project Board ToR (as annex to the project document) and FAQ;
4. Capacity Assessment has been specified to include the Partner Capacity Assessment Tool (PCAT) as an annex to the project document;
5. Inclusion of On-Granting Provisions Applicable to the Implementing Partner (Grant Making Institution facilitating on-granting) as an annex to the project document, if applicable.
The updated Project Document template is included as hyperlink in Step 1.0 Prepare a project proposal and a multi-year workplan, and identify financial resources (including in-kind) for activities in Atlas.

June 17, 2021 - In order to assist offices in their costing and budgeting of project activities, PPM procedures “Prepare Fully Costed Budgets for Projects” have been added. These procedures provide guidance on how to budget direct and indirect costs including personnel and operating costs, as well services by UNDP offices to projects. They also provide a sample project budget template by activities and budget inputs and a sample timesheet template when estimating UNDP services to projects. Budgeting and costing requirements of the specific funding partners (EU, GEF and Global Fund) are also available here. These updates are reflected in Multi-Country and South-South Projects procedure step 3.1.

Dec 03, 2019 - The Multi-country and South-South Cooperation Projects policy and procedures are now available in French. To access the content, click on the French language tab.

March 20, 2019 - The Multi-Country and South-South Projects policy and procedures are now available in Spanish. To access the content, click on the Spanish language tab.