GoI-UN Joint Programme on Convergence

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The joint UN Programme on Convergence, in partnership with the Planning Commission of India, aims to address the obstacles in effective and efficient implementation of government’s development plans and programmes.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • A set of three modules on Integrated District Planning for training of master trainers, district officials and technical support groups prepared
  • Multi-actor partnership initiated with ATIs/SIRDs and other sectoral training institutions in seven UNDAF states for capacity building of functionaries on district planning
  • Change management in the district planning process initiated in all seven UNDAF states and ground-level assessment completed to prepare a model on change management
  • District Human Development Reports initiated in seven districts of four UNDAF states- Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
  • Preparation of gender sub plans initiated as part of district plans in all pilot districts of six UNDAF states
  • Community monitoring tool, PAHELI rolled out in all pilot districts of seven UNDAF states
  • Village Index Card/Urban Index Card developed in Chhattisgarh
  • Technical support provided by 43 district facilitators at the district, state and national levels
  • Programmes for senior government officers and district statistical officers developed on the use of data for planning and monitoring purposes at the sub-national level

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 5,000,000
United Nations Volunteers US$ 524,174

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2012 US$ 1,209,663
2011 US$ 1,245,079

In the News

Press Releases

Greater Convergence is Required Among Departments, says Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh
31 October 2011, Raipur - A day-long consultation on decentralized governance, and participatory district planning in Chhattisgarh was organised by the State Planning Commission, under the ambit of the UN-GoI Joint Convergence Programme and the UNDP Capacity Development for District Planning project.