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Appraise and Approve

These single-page guides give an overview of all key roles, documents and guidance for appraising and approving a programme or development project. They are usable on- and offline as a checklist and roadmap to help you manage tasks efficiently and securely.




1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules (2012)
Financial Rule 118.08 a - c
Regulation 21.02
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Appraise and Approve

3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Programme (Cooperation Framework/Country or Regional Programme Document)

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Development Project

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Development and Institutional Effectiveness Project

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Key Words
Focal Point
Jessica Murray
Effective Date
Planned Review Date
Summary of Changes/Comments
January 29, 2021 - The management actions to the OAI GEF Audit that have been completed to date have been uploaded to the POPP. This includes the RACI, the Delegation of Authority Letter and Guidance on GEF Project Revisions.

January 15, 2021 - The RACI (Roles/Accountability/Consult/Inform) matrix is now available to clarify the roles and accountabilities for the GEF project cycle from origination to project financial closure, including oversight. This is only applicable for GEF-funded projects. It is linked in step 2.1 VERT of the Appraise and Approve Development Project procedures.

December 18, 2020 - The GEF-DOA agreement template has been uploaded to POPP and linked in procedure step 2.1 VERT for Development Projects. For GEF-funded projects, a Delegation of Authority agreement must be signed by the Resident Representative and Regional Bureau Director before the Project Document can be signed.

December 03, 2019 - Updates were made across the programme and project management chapter of the POPP to reflect the shift from the UNDAF to the UN Cooperation Framework. Updates were also made under programme appraisal to reflect the shift from the HQ PAC, which quality assured completed CPDs at the end of programme design, to the IPAC, which assesses the programme’s theory of change closer to the start of the process as a learning function.

The Appraise and Approve policy and procedures are now available in French. To access the content, click on the French language tab.

March 20, 2019 - The Appraise and Approve policy and procedures are now available in Spanish. To access the content, click on the Spanish language tab.