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Close and Transition


These single-page guides offer overviews of all key roles, documents and guidance for closure and transition of 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)

2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Close and Transition

3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Close and Transition (Programmes)

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Close and Transition (Projects)

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Language English | Español | Français
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Mamadou Ndaw,Teuku Rahmatsyah
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Summary of Changes/Comments
January 26, 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.

June 17, 2022 - The policy has been updated to align with the UNDP Evaluation Guidelines’ mandatory criteria for the terminal or final evaluation of projects or programmes. Expected mandatory criteria and thresholds were added to the section.

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 2.0 of the Close and Transition Projects procedures.

December 03, 2019 - The Close and Transition policy and procedures are now available in French. To access the content, click on the French language tab.

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