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
  • Innovation Support for Social Protection (2009-2012)Innovation Support for Social Protection (2009-2012)Apr 24, 2014
    The project, in partnership with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, aims to design and apply Conditional Cash Transfers in Delhi to address various dimensions of poverty and vulnerability of poor households, especially women and children.

  • State Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies - Jharkhand (2009-2012)State Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies - Jharkhand (2009-2012)Apr 24, 2014
    Jharkhand is one of India’s most mineral-rich states. Despite this, inequality is high and a significant proportion of the population is unable to benefit from government’s schemes and programmes. This project, in partnership with the Department of Rural Development, Government of Jharkhand, aims to strengthen the state government’s capacity to effectively deliver livelihood schemes and programmes, and actively mobilize disadvantaged groups to generate greater awareness and access to entitlements.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India

Disaster Risk Reduction

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Photo: Jay Mandal/UNDP India
  • Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013 - 2017)Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013 - 2017)Aug 22, 2014
    The project ‘Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience and Climate Change’ will support efforts to strengthen capacities of government, communities and institutions to accelerate implementation of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation plans.

  • Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)May 28, 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.

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)Supporting the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) (September 2012 - August 2015)Mar 31, 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)Strengthening Planning and Reporting for Human Development (October 2011 - December 2017)May 28, 2014
    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.