• New Video | Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Women

      Over 20,000 young women and men participated in a mega job fair held in Maharashtra which brought together private sector companies, vocational training providers and government with aspiring candidates in the Amravati region of the state. The event was organized by the Government of Maharashtra's Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to raise awareness about various skilling initiatives that young people could avail of to improve their job prospects. UNDP supported the event as part of its Disha project, to ensure the job fair was women-friendly, with priority given to women aspirants, and women career counsellors who could address the specific issues faced by women in the job market.

    • Building Skills, Building Futures

      Short vocational training course in plastics engineering with assured placement for young women in Haryana, a state with one of the lowest female workforce participation rates in India

    • Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River

      In May 2016, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, India’s Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Jharkhand state government announced a partnership to rejuvenate the Ganga through improved sanitation and sustainable livelihoods. The partnership is supported by the United Nations Development Programme.

    • Green Harvest: Organic Farming along the Maharashtra Coastline

      System of Rice Intensification technology, introduced by UNDP and Government of Maharashtra, has affected an increase of rice yield per gram by nearly 40-80 percent while reducing the need for irrigation by up to 40 percent. The farming technology is also increasing family incomes from INR 20,000 to 70,000 per season.

    • “It is not Just About Cleaning the River Ganga” says Jaco Cilliers in an Interview with the Times of India

      Namami Gange—the flagship programme of Narendra Modi government at Centre—to clean up Ganges has partnered with UNDP for the mammoth task. Country director UNDP in India Jaco Cilliers strongly believes that national mission to clean Ganga is not just cleaning a river but encompasses some of the major mandates of UNDP including poverty alleviation and environment protection. An ardent cricket fan and expert in sustainable development, social and political interventions, Cilliers spoke to TOI on the process of integrated approach needed to realise the dream of sustainable and clean Ganga.

    • Ray of Hope

      In 2012, the project provided support to SKF Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd in Mysore, Karnataka in setting up solar heating system in their plant resulting in a saving of almost 12,000 litres of diesel each year or close to US$ 13,000 annually.

    • Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India

      India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent.

    • Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland

      A UNDP partnership with the government of Nagaland has reduced soil erosion and increased vegetation cover on 30,000 hectares of land in 70 villages. The partnership in the North Eastern Himalayan state has empowered 7,000 women farmers to adopt farming practices that can protect soil fertility, diversify livelihoods and strengthened market linkages.

    • UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

      For over 50 years, the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme have partnered in virtually every area of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. We are proud to present a glimpse of this journey over time..

UNDP and India: A Partnership for Sustainable Development (1945 - 2016)

Highlights key milestones, stories of change of men and women, the progress India has made as a result of the partnership and commits to engage to achieve the SDGs.

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Partnering to Deliver Development Support Services in India

UNDP’s Development Support Services aim to help improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of government operations and schemes at the central and state level.

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UNDP at a Glance

UNDP at a glance


UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development from democratic governance to poverty eradication to sustainable energy and environmental management.


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