Legal Framework for Other UNDP Support Roles

When UNDP is not named as Principal Recipient (PR), it may still be supporting capacity development of local entities through project planning and management, procurement and supply chain, finance, and human resources management. Below are examples of UNDP support beyond its PR role.

  1. Support to the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) as CCM funding recipient: Since the CCM generally has no legal personality and, as such, has no capacity to enter into binding agreements, it sometimes designates UNDP as an entity responsible for receiving and managing funds to support certain administrative costs incurred by it. In such cases, the Global Fund concludes an agreement with UNDP, using the standard terms and conditions for CCM Funding Agreement. The said standard terms and conditions also apply to regional coordinating mechanisms and steering committees. Please refer to the financial management section of the Manual for guidance on budgeting of CCM funds.
  2. Support to the Global Fund constituencies as a constituency funding recipient: This engagement is similar to the CCM funding. The Global Fund provides financial support to the Board constituencies (e.g. a delegation of the state represented on the Global Fund Board) for communication, meeting, travel and staff costs incurred for intra-constituency functions. In such cases, UNDP is sometimes designated as an entity responsible for receiving and managing funds to support these costs. A set of standard terms and conditions for such engagements is currently being developed. If the Country Office (CO) is approached by the Global Fund or the government counterpart in relation to such an engagement, please contact the UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team for support with legal and programmatic arrangements.
  3. Support to Principal Recipients: In some cases, an entity acting as PR may engage UNDP to provide certain support services and help develop capacity in the areas falling under the Grant Agreement, including procurement, financial management, Sub-recipient (SR) management, and human resources, among others. In such cases, please contact the Legal Office (LO) and the UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team for guidance on the legal and programmatic arrangements that must be put in place, including a project document, a cost-sharing agreement, and/or a memorandum for provision of services.
  4. Support to governments: In some cases, a governmental entity implementing health programmes financed by sources other than the Global Fund may engage UNDP to provide certain support services and help develop capacity in certain areas, primarily procurement. In such cases, please contact LO and the UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team for guidance on the legal and programmatic arrangements that must be put in place, including a project document, a cost-sharing agreement, and/or a memorandum for provision of services.