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

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India
  • Support to Improving Administrative Efficiency for Delivering Newborn and Infant Healthcare Services (NIPI) (2013-2017)Support to Improving Administrative Efficiency for Delivering Newborn and Infant Healthcare Services (NIPI) (2013-2017)The project launched in 2013 as part of Phase II of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) aims to reduce neonatal and infant mortality by strengthening capacities and improving access and utilization of public health services. It also seeks to accelerate the efforts of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to improve the availability and access of people to quality health care, especially those residing in rural areas, women and children.

  • 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.

Disaster Risk Reduction

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Photo: Jay Mandal/UNDP India
  • Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)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.

  • Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013 - 2017)Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013 - 2017)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.

HIV and Development

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Photo: Samrat Mandal/UNDP India

Environment and Energy

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Photo: Tom Pietrasik/ UNDP India
  • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity into Production Sectors in Sindhudurg Coast in Maharashtra (January 2011 - December 2016)Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity into Production Sectors in Sindhudurg Coast in Maharashtra (January 2011 - December 2016)The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and financed by the Global Environment Facility, aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation into Sindhudurg coastal district’s production sectors. It also seeks to generate awareness among local communities on biodiversity conservation amidst the threat of unsustainable fishing practices, rising pollution from fishing vessels and maritime traffic in the region.

  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase out Management Plan Stage-IHydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase out Management Plan Stage-IIn partnership with the Ozone Cell (Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Government of Germany, the project aims to facilitate India’s compliance with the Montreal Protocol control targets for consumption of Annex-C, Group-I substances (HCFCs) for 2013 and 2015, with minimal impacts on the national economy, environment and health. To achieve this, the aim is to implement a combination of interventions such as technology transfer investments, policy and regulatory actions, technical assistance, training and capacity-building, awareness generation and monitoring in selected HCFC consuming sectors.

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)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)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.