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.

Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2008
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
35 districts in the seven United Nations Development Framework states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
MDG:
Project relates to MDGs1 to 7
Project Officer:
Narendra Mishra
Partners:
Planning Commission, Government of India; State Planning Departments; United Nations (UN); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Highlights
  • Lack of convergence which limits effective utilization of funds for development remains a major challenge to achievement of MDGs in India
  • The joint UN  project, in partnership with the Planning Commission of India, aims to address obstacles in the effective implementation of government’s plans 
  • As part of the project, a set of three modules on Integrated District Planning for training of trainers, district officials and technical support groups prepared
  • Multi-sector partnerships initiated for capacity building of functionaries in seven UNDAF states
  • 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 to understand people’s assessment of governmental interventions
  • Village Index Card/Urban Index Card developed in Chhattisgarh to capture sex disaggregated data for planning on human development indicators