Accountability is the obligation to (i) demonstrate that work has been conducted in accordance with agreed rules and standards and (ii) report fairly and accurately on performance results vis-à-vis mandated roles and/or plans. (source: UNDP Accountability Framework (PDF)

UNDP is committed to independent and objective internal oversight to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations.

Audit & Investigations

The Office of Audit and Investigations conducts internal audits, related advisory services and investigation services.


The Independent Evaluation Office works to enhance development effectiveness by strengthening accountability and learning through evaluation and partnership.


The UNDP Ethics Office is an independent, confidential, impartial, and professional resource for all UNDP staff and personnel, everywhere. We promote an organizational culture that places the highest value on professionalism, integrity, accountability, transparency, results orientation, and mutual respect. Our mission is to assist UNDP staff and other personnel to perform to the highest standards of integrity required by the Charter of the United Nations.

Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures

The Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures (POPP) provide
operational standards and procedural guidance on core business processes. The POPP is almost entirely accessible to the public. You can see how, for instance, we approach programme and project management, how we manage financial and human resources, or how we work in crisis situations. The one section that is not open to the public covers our arrangements for security.

The POPP contain links to non-UNDP documents, such as internal documents from the United Nations Secretariat or the United Nations Development Group. Access to these documents is limited to individuals and organizations who have been granted a username and password. If you are unable to access these resources, please contact these organizations directly for further advice.  UNDP takes no responsibility for the views or content, including accuracy thereof, contained in these documents.

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