Our Projects

UNDP projects are designed in consultation with national stakeholders and contribute directly to the Government of India – UNDP Country Programme and the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF). Projects are aligned to one or more of the following programme areas -poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, crisis prevention and recovery and HIV and development. All UNDP projects are nationally executed under the signed country programme, and are implemented in partnership with national partners in one or more of the UNDAF states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion

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Photo: Ranjan Rahi /UNDP India

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India

Disaster Risk Reduction

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Photo: Jay Mandal/UNDP India
  • Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)

    The project, in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development, aims to address a crucial dimension of vulnerabilities by supporting specific activities to enhance climate change induced risk management capacities (adaptation, disaster mitigation and risk reduction) in districts across flood-prone areas of Odisha and drought-prone areas of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Kosi Flood Recovery and Reconstruction (2009-2011)

    The 2008 Kosi floods affected three million people in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. In partnership with the government of Bihar, this project supported recovery processes in the aftermath of the floods, including settlement and habitat planning to reduce disaster risk. An owner-driven reconstruction pilot has since been upscaled across flood-affected districts in the state.

HIV and Development

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Photo: Samrat Mandal/UNDP India

Environment and Energy

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Photo: Tom Pietrasik/ UNDP India

Human Development

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Photo: Jay Mandal/ UNDP India
  • Supporting the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) (September 2012 - August 2015)

    The International Centre for Human Development supports countries of the Global South to help them incorporate human development concerns as an integral part of planning processes and policy making. India’s experience in using human development parameters as inputs in developing policy provides excellent examples from which other developing countries can learn. The International Centre for Human Development offers high quality training and research opportunities to government officials, policy makers, academicians and other development practitioners and aims to encourage south-south dialogue and understanding on key human development issues.

  • Strengthening Planning and Reporting for Human Development (October 2011 - December 2017)

    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.