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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  • Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India (2015-2017)Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India (2015-2017)A three-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, UNDP, Xyntéo, and the India Development 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.

  • Rejuvenating the Ganga: Improving Rural Sanitation in JharkhandRejuvenating the Ganga: Improving Rural Sanitation in JharkhandA two-and-a-half-year partnership between India’s Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and UNDP aims to improve the quality of water and rejuvenate one of India’s most important rivers as it flows through the state of Jharkhand.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • 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.

  • Strengthening Capacities for Decentralised Planning (2013-2017)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.

Environment and Energy

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Photo: Tom Pietrasik/ UNDP India

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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  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2016)Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2016)In partnership with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the project aims to support Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) through designing and implementing an electronic vaccine intelligence network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in programmatic areas like procurement, vaccine delivery, sequencing and adoption of new antigens.

  • 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.