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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  • Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) (2014-2017)Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) (2014-2017)In partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, the project aims to provide catalytic support to the Youth Volunteer Schemes in the country and facilitate greater youth participation and voice in peace and sustainable development programmes.

  • Strategic Programme Engagement at the State Level (2013-2017)Strategic Programme Engagement at the State Level (2013-2017)The UNDP project, seeks to work closely with state governments to improve delivery mechanisms and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of governance structures and programmes. The current project covers three states – Bihar, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Odisha. There are plans to eventually expand the scope of the project to include other states as well.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India
  • Increasing Access to Justice for Marginalized People (September 2008 - December 2017)Increasing Access to Justice for Marginalized People (September 2008 - December 2017)In partnership with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, the project focuses on strengthening access to justice for the poor, particularly women, scheduled castes, tribal communities and minorities, through developing strategies and initiatives that address the barriers they face accessing justice in legal, social, economic and political domains.

  • 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