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. 

Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion

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  • Disha: Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India (2015-2017)

    A three-year partnership between the India Development Foundation, UNDP and Xyntéo, supported by IKEA Foundation seeks to positively impact the lives of one million women in India through training, entrepreneurial skill development and employment, as well as to develop a new model of public-private collaboration that can be adapted and replicated across India.

  • Affordable Rural Housing for All

    In partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development, UNDP, through the Governance & Accelerated Livelihoods project, helps promote affordable housing for the rural poor. The first component of this has been to provide beneficiary households with a wider range of choices in terms of housing designs, materials and construction technologies. These choices are tailored to local conditions, aim to enhance user benefits and reduce the environmental footprint of housing.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • Strengthening Capacities for Decentralised Planning (2013-2017)

    The project, in partnership with the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, aims to demonstrate effective models of decentralized planning; support various state governments’ capacity development initiatives and monitor, implement and document good practices.

  • Strengthening Capacities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (September 2013 - December 2017)

    The project aims to strengthen the functioning of panchayats through better implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) at national and state levels. RGPSA is a scheme of the Government of India that aims to enhance the capacities of panchayats and gram sabhas; and enable democratic decision making in panchayats.

Environment and Energy

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Human Development

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Health

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  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2021)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, UNDP aims to support the UIP through designing and implementing an Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens. Integrating innovation with health care, eVIN aims to strengthen the vaccine supply chain to ensure equity in vaccine availability.

  • Increasing Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care for Vulnerable People (2013- 2017)

    In partnership with the Department of Aids Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, the project aims to reduce stigma faced by people affected by HIV and support improved access to entitlements and services through mobilizing communities and strengthening institutions on facilitating access to social protection and expanding coverage of HIV services to hard-to-reach men-having-sex-with-men and transgender groups.