Strengthening Planning and Reporting for Human Development

What is the Project About

What is the Project About
Photo: Anita Khemka/UNDP India

The project, in partnership with the Planning Commission, aims to provide innovative policy options for addressing social disparities and persistent exclusion of certain groups in India.

Planned Initiatives

What Have We Accomplished So Far
PHOTO: Jay Mandal/UNDP India
  • Supporting state, regional and district level Human Development Reports which focus on social and spatial inequalities

  • Human development advocacy, which includes-

    • Research-based policy advocacy to influence national and state planning through analytical research studies, identifying constraints in achieving inclusive growth and focusing on social and geographical disparities

    • Strengthening programme implementation through four to six high-quality research studies focusing on select flagship schemes, ascertaining bottlenecks in implementation and recommending improvements in service delivery mechanisms

  • Capacity development of-

    • State officials and elected representatives to undertake human development-oriented analysis

    • Researchers through introduction of curriculum on human development

    • Civil society

    • Private sector

    • Media

  • Institutionalizing community monitoring tools

  • Analyzing fiscal policy including budget analysis from a gender lens of partner state governments to achieve human development outcomes

  • Facilitating knowledge sharing including South-South collaboration

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 2,700,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2013 US$ 496,000
2012 US$ 333,826
2011 US$ 35,636


Stories of Change

India’s Capital City and Human Development

India’s Capital City and Human Development
The Delhi HDR was released by the Hon’ble Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari in the presence of Ms. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of the NCT of Delhi; Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative; Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar, Member, National Advisory Council; and Mr. Deepak Mohan Spolia, Chief Secretary, Government of Delhi.

Understanding Human Development through Film

Understanding Human Development through Film
From child marriage in Rajasthan, food security in Orissa and a shortage of doctors in Himachal Pradesh's health care services, a series of films explore the challenges of human development.


Institutionalizing Human Development

Institutionalizing Human Development
The paradigm shift from measuring national incomes as 'development' to improving people’s lives and choices as 'human development' occurred in the 1990s. Creating an enabling environment is not an end in itself but the focus is on ensuring long, healthy and creative lives for people.

In the News

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
October 2011
Estimated End Date:
December 2017
Geographic Coverage:
19 states
Focus Areas:
Human Development, Democratic Governance
MDGs:
All Millennium Development Goals
Project Officer:
Ritu Mathur
Partners:
Planning Commission; state governments, universities, private sector institutions and national resource institutions
Highlights
  • Five-year project aims to promote policy dialogue on human development in India
  • Focus is on supporting preparation of state HDRs focusing on inequalities
  • Aims to strengthen statistical systems for better monitoring of human development outcomes
  • Key element of partnership is to undertake policy advocacy to influence national and state planning
  • Develop capacities of state officials and elected representatives, researchers, civil society, private sector and the media
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing including South-South collaboration