UNDP Corporate Policies

The UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures (POPP) include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for crisis response, Fast Track Policies and Procedures (FTPs) and Financial Resources for Crisis Response. The SOPs for crisis response define the triggers and activation of crisis response; levels of organizational crisis response; roles and responsibilities and phases for immediate response. Once the crisis response is triggered, FTPs can be activated. Depending upon the nature and scope of the crisis, the FTPs can apply to the entire UNDP operations in programme and management areas; to projects that are specific to a crisis response; or projects that fall within the framework of the ‘strategic and time-critical’ response. There are FTP provisions for programme and project management; human resources; financial management; procurement; partnership management and information and communication technology (ICT). Crisis response activation is managed at the Country Office (CO) level, but is applicable to the Global Fund portfolio managed by that CO. Similarly, activated FTPs can be applicable to the Global Fund portfolio, depending upon their scope.