India and UNDP partnering to leave no one behind
India and UNDP partnering to leave no one behind

UNDP is committed to supporting the Government of India in its vision to leave noone behind. Watch how.

Snapshot: UNDP in 2016
Snapshot: UNDP in 2016

A quick recap of UNDP in 2016 in India. From rural housing, to skilling, Ganga rejuvenation, biodiversity conservation, governance and support to implementation of government schemes. Its been an exciting year. Take a look!

#bestof2016 | The Year in Review
#bestof2016 | The Year in Review

2016 has been a fulfilling year where we deepened our collaboration with central and state governments, launched several new exciting partnerships, and continued to support the transformational ideas that will ensure India realizes its dream of creating better lives for all its citizens. As we look forward to 2017, we reflect on the year gone by through the lens of the camera.

Stories of Aspiration, Stories of Direction: ‘Disha’ in Action
#bestof2016 | Stories of Aspiration, Stories of Direction: ‘Disha’ in Action

Disha aims to improve the lives of one million women in India by helping them learn marketable skills, connecting them with income opportunities and assisting women to become economically self-sufficient. It was a busy year for us with over 40 pilots in the National Capital Region of Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. Take a look at our year!

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SDGs and Gram Panchayats
SDGs and Gram Panchayats

This document is for elected gram panchayat representatives and functionaries for use as a ready reference on the SDGs. It illustrates how the SDGs directly relate to the panchayats and how they can be the priority focus as panchayats plan their actions.

UNRC Yuri Afanasiev on Imagining India in 2030 | Business Worl
#bestof2016 | UNRC Yuri Afanasiev on Imagining India in 2030 | Business World

India will have six megacities with over 10 million residents each, and will witness an urban explosion never seen before

Smarter vaccine management, stronger health systems
#bestof2016 | Smarter vaccine management, stronger health systems

Know how a basic smartphone, an app and the commitment of people are transforming vaccine management in India to ensure no child is left behind to secure future generations.

#bestof2016 | Transforming Lives through eco-Tourism
#bestof2016 | Transforming Lives through eco-Tourism

How can local communities conserve biodiversity and earn sustainable livelihoods? Watch how people living on the fringes of the majestic Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary are earning a living through eco-tourism and protecting their biodiversity.

#bestof2016 | Towards a healthier future
#bestof2016 | Towards a healthier future

For the women of Soti Choki Pangro village in Sahibganj, Jharkhand, their newly constructed toilets have changed their lives. “We realized the meaning of dignity when we started using these toilets – we never understood it before,” said Bodo Devi and Gudiya Devi, the proud owners of these new assets.

#bestof2016 | Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River
#bestof2016 | 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.

PANKH Portal: Powering the dreams of aspiring women
#bestof2016 | Pankh Portal: Powering the dreams of aspiring women

In 2016, Pankh Portal – a dynamic website portal and career guidance and counseling tool – was launched to exclusively address the needs and aspirations of young, job-seeking women in Delhi. Watch to learn how the website and guidance tool prepare underserved women for employment.

#bestof2016 | e-Steps to a Healthy Future: Encouraging Equity in Vaccine Availability
#bestof2016 | e-Steps to a Healthy Future: Encouraging Equity in Vaccine Availability

A project in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, eVIN is revolutionizing the way vaccines are stored and managed. Take a glimpse into how eVIN is plugging gaps to improve vaccination systems in India.

Saving the World's Largest Fish
#bestof2016 | Saving the World's Largest Fish

Watch how local fishing communities are coming together to conserve whale sharks in the east coast of India, and contributing to conserving the rich marine life of the area.

Engineering Change: Women Build Skills for the Future
#bestof2016 | Engineering Change: Women Build Skills for the Future

A group of young women in Haryana has quietly shattered stereotypes and blazed a trail for many others to follow. These young women have successfully completed a short vocational training course in plastic engineering and are now working in industrial hubs, in and around the state.

An Animated Take on #UNDP@50 in India
#bestof2016 | An Animated Take on #UNDP@50 in India

An animated short film on fifty years of unprecedented growth in India and partnership with UNDP.

Protectors of the Forest: Communities Reverse Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh
#bestof2016 | Protectors of the Forest: Communities Reverse Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh

A UNDP partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, funded by Global Environment Facility has helped in restoring over 14,000 hectares of land, reducing soil erosion and raising the incomes of local communities by as much as 40 percent.

Living with Dignity; HIV-sensitive Social Protection in India
#bestof2016 | Living with Dignity; HIV-sensitive Social Protection in India

Purshottam Jat, 42, has been living with HIV for the last 18 years. In 1998, his world came crashing down around him when he realized he was HIV positive during a business trip to Goa. A trucker by profession, he used to drive his truck across the country to supply marble from Rajasthan to southern parts of India. Purshottam did not want to die but could not find a single reason to live.

#bestof2016 | Shattering Myths on the Factory Floor
#bestof2016 | Shattering Myths on the Factory Floor

A batch of twenty young women from Rohtak district in Haryana have enrolled in a skills training programme in stainless steel application. The skilling programme is a one-of-its kind public-private partnership initiative led by JSL Lifestyle Limited that aims to equip young women with the skills and knowledge for enhancing their employability and helping them secure jobs in the steel industry.

Pahal: Prakriti Hunar Lokvidya - A Compendium of Rural Housing Typologies
#bestof2016 | Pahal: Prakriti Hunar Lokvidya - A Compendium of Rural Housing Typologies

As the Government of India aims to improve the quality of rural housing through the flagship Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin, this study analyses a host of housing typologies from across the country that can be recommended to build quality, sustainable and disaster resilient homes. The study identifies a range of rural technologies, based on locally available skill sets and building materials, that can be adopted immediately by 11 states to realise this vision. The study is a result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Rural Development and the United Nations Development Programme in 10 states, and with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, in 3 states.