Poverty Reduction

  • A Healthy Change: Community Health InsuranceA Healthy Change: Community Health InsuranceThe 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 IndiaThe 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 FreedomsWith 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 Gender Concern in India’s Urban Renewal MissionAddressing Gender Concern in India’s Urban Renewal MissionThe paper seeks to mainstream a gender perspective in the Jawaharlal National Rural Urban Renewal Mission through a set of guidelines for integrating gender issues in the urban renewal and reform agenda in urban local bodies.

  • Addressing Gender Concerns in the Microfinance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Draft Bill 2011Addressing Gender Concerns in the Microfinance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Draft Bill 2011The report summarizes findings from an expert group consultation on the gender implications of the Microfinance Draft Bill 2011.The consultation, organized by Gender community of the Solution Exchange with support from UNDP India, also outlined a range of recommendations for empowering women through the Bill.

OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION AND LIVELIHOODS PROMOTION

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. 

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