Featured Publications


  • Uptake of Social Protection by Transgenders

    The study assesses whether social protection schemes for transgenders by the government have been adequate in addressing needs of this highly vulnerable and at risk population segment whether they have been able to successfully access these services.

  • Skilling and Livelihoods for Transgender Community

    Only 65% of the transgender community (as compared to 75% in the general population) work for more than six months in the year. Livelihood vulnerability increases risk and vulnerability to HIV. This study aims to understand the barriers and enablers to skilling and livelihood opportunities for transgender people in India. and document government, private sector and civil society measures to address the challenge facing this highly vulnerable segment of society.

  • Good Practices Following the Supreme Court Judgement on Transgender

    Following the landmark Supreme Court Judgement in 2014 recognizing transgenders as a third gender, this publication examines progress by Transgender Welfare Boards in ensuring social protection and livelihoods for the transgender community

  • MKSP Handbook

    The Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) was launched as a sub-component of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM to improve the status of women in agriculture and enhance opportunities available to them. This handbook provides an overview on the MKSP, guidelines for MKSP projects, and best practices.

  • Mahila Kisan Sashaktikara Pariyojana (Booklet)

    This booklet serves as an introduction to the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, which was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, in 2010-11 as a sub component of Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM, with the aim to empower women in agriculture and promote sustainable agriculture practices.

  • Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

    The Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, launched by the Ministry of Rural Development as a part of Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM, aims to empower women in agriculture. This brochure includes examples of some noteworthy livelihood models impacting the lives of the ultra-poor.

  • Brief on Sustainable Land Management (SLM)

    The brief focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM). Eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, and advancing inclusive growth are directly linked to how we manage our planet’s terrestrial ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. This includes the earth’s soil which provides over US$16 trillion worth of ecosystem services each year. UNDP SLM work helps ensure that all women and men have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services.

  • India Skills Report 2017

    India Skills Report 2017 presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of demand and supply in the labour market. The report takes stock of the talent landscape by analysing the employability of youth and the needs and expectations of employers. Currently in its fourth edition, it also captures various initiatives taken by the government and its impact on economic growth. The report is a joint initiative by Confederation of Indian Industry, PeopleStrong, Wheebox, UNDP and AICTE.

  • Youth Volunteering India

    This is the quarterly newsletter highlighting developments in the world of youth volunteering in India. It is being published under the project ‘Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and National Service Scheme’ – a collaboration between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, UNDP, and UNV. The aim of Youth Volunteering India is to showcase some prime examples of youth work and youth volunteering emerging from across 29 States in India.

  • Protecting the Rights of Forest-dwelling Communities: Compendium of Judgements on the Forest Rights Act

    The publication, produced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and UNDP, is a compilation of various court rulings, including the Supreme Court of India and High Courts of several states, that have strengthened the Forest Rights Act. The compendium aims to be a guide for authorities that protect the rights of such vulnerable communities.