Poverty Reduction

  • A Global HIV Stigma Reduction Framework: Summary ReportThe report summarizes lessons learnt from pilot interventions of the global HIV Stigma Reduction Framework in India. The framework highlights approaches to reducing HIV stigma and discrimination and integrating stigma reduction activities into national AIDS responses.

  • 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.

  • A Needs Assessment Study: People Living With HIV/AIDS in GujaratThe study assesses the needs and priorities of People Living with HIV and AIDS in the state of Gujarat by analysing their socio-economic status and by documenting their experiences in the pre-testing and post-testing stages.

  • A People StrongerA People StrongerThe Report analyzes community actions of sexual minority groups in furthering their human rights, reforming laws and advocating for their rights.


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.