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)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.

  • Governance and Accelerated Livelihoods Support (GOALS) (2013-2017)Governance and Accelerated Livelihoods Support (GOALS) (2013-2017)The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of key programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development with a particular focus on livelihoods and employment in twelve districts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • Strengthening Public Administration and Governance (2013-2017)Strengthening Public Administration and Governance (2013-2017)In partnership with the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the project aims to document and disseminate innovative solutions and best practices in public service delivery, governance and public administration at the national and sub-national levels in India; promote initiatives that leverage e-governance and m-governance (mobile app based governance) to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of public administration; and support the collation of best international practices in public administration and governance that are relevant to India in support of global and South-South collaboration.

  • Capacity Development for Local Governance (2008-2012)Capacity Development for Local Governance (2008-2012)In partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels to improve service delivery through training, networking and knowledge sharing.

Environment and Energy

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Human Development

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

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

  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2016)Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2016)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.

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