About UNDP in India

UNDP works in almost 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.  

UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs
  UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Railways
         
UNDP Partnership with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
  UNDP Partnership with NITI Aayog
  UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Steel
         
UNDP Partnership with Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretariat
  UNDP Partnership with Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice
  UNDP Partnership with Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
         
UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
UNDP Partnership with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
       

 

Photo Essays

UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

For over 50 years, the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme have partnered in virtually every area of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. We are proud to present a glimpse of this journey over time.. more 

In the Family Tree: Women Become Land Owners in India

In the Family Tree: Women Become Land Owners in India

With UNDP support, 5,000 women have secured land deeds in Gujarat, with thousands more women farmers being aware of their rights and accessing government agriculture and allied schemes. more 

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Videos

An Animated Take on #UNDP@50 in India

An Animated Take on #UNDP@50 in India

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

UNDP@50 in India

UNDP@50 in India

The Government of India and UNDP have partnered for over five decades in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. more 

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Who are the Decision Makers?

 Yuri Afanasiev

Yuri Afanasiev
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India

Yuri Afanasiev is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India. He assumed his duties in July 2015.  Read more>>

Jaco Cilliers

Jaco Cilliers
Country Director, UNDP in India

Jaco Cilliers is the Country Director of UNDP in India. Read more>>

Marina Walter

Marina Walter
Deputy Country Director, UNDP in India


Marina Walter is the Deputy Country Director of UNDP in India.

UNDP India Staff

Current Staff Count for India

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 314
UN Volunteers 50
UNDP Staff 68
Total 432

Annual Reports

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UNDP in India: Results from 2011

The UNDP India Annual Report for 2011 highlights results of UNDP’s partnership with the Government of India and other stakeholders across our five programme areas-poverty reduction and livelihoods, democratic, decentralized governance, environment and energy, disaster risk reduction, and HIV and development.more 

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UNDP in India: Results from 2010

The UNDP India Annual Report for 2010 highlights results of UNDP’s partnership with the Government of India and other stakeholders across our five programme areas-poverty reduction, democratic governance, energy and environment, crisis prevention and recovery, and HIV and development.more