Poverty Reduction

  • A Healthy Change: Community Health InsuranceA Healthy Change: Community Health InsuranceDec 31, 2005
    The document highlights innovative development processes undertaken to provide health security to the poor such as the pilot project on the development of a replicable model for community health insurance in Karnataka which covers a wage loss compensation, no-exclusion policy, immediate claim settlement and low premium rates.

  • A Multi State Socio Economic Study of with Disabilities in IndiaDec 31, 2007
    The study analyses the intersection of gender with disability issues by combining economic and social analysis across four states in India by using both quantitative and qualitative methods including gender analysis of disability budgets.

  • Achieving the MDGs by 2015: Policy Action for Human FreedomsSep 7, 2010
    With a few years left to achieve the MDGs, this document provides a quick snapshot of India’s progress towards the MDGs and highlights key recommendations made during a roundtable discussion ‘Achieving the MDGs by 2015: Policy Action for Human Freedoms.’

  • Addressing Urban Poverty: Relevance of Conditional Cash TransfersDec 10, 2009
    This paper from a two-day conference in New Delhi explores the relevance of CCTs in addressing entrenched issues of urban poverty even as across Asia there remain few social protection measures that provide safety nets in times of crisis.

  • Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty : Relevance for IndiaConditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty : Relevance for IndiaApr 30, 2009
    An analysis of design and implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes, with special reference to Latin America, and a comparative analysis of similar schemes in India.


UNDP fosters partnerships to enable deprived households to improve skills. This helps people to diversify non-farm activities and increase access to credit, financial services and markets. We also support initiatives that help the poor develop livelihood plans in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land resource development, rural tourism and handicrafts. Efforts also aim at addressing the challenge of financial inclusion through a range of financial products and services that reduce the vulnerability of the poor.