Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures

The programme and operations policies and procedures are the basis for all aspects of UNDP operations at country, regional and global levels. They are based on resolutions from the United Nations General Assembly and relevant parts of the inter-governmental machinery, including from our Executive Board. We call these resources our “POPP” and we use them to make policy- and risk-informed decisions towards achieving development results.  

The POPP is now almost entirely accessible to you at: What UNDP managers and staff members see, you can see as well. This means that you can see for yourself 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 sources, please contact these organizations directly for further advice.  UNDP takes no responsibility for the views or content, including accuracy thereof, contained in these documents.

If you have any questions about the POPP, we’d be happy to hear from you. You can send your message to