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.

  • 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.

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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  • Energy Efficiency Improvements in the India Brick Industry (2009-2016)Energy Efficiency Improvements in the India Brick Industry (2009-2016)The manufacturing of bricks typically using traditional firing technologies is a significant source of air pollution. The objective of this project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India is to make India’s five major brick producing clusters more energy efficient by creating appropriate infrastructure that encourages adoption of new and improved technologies.

  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase out Management Plan Stage-I (2014-2016)Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase out Management Plan Stage-I (2014-2016)In 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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  • 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

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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.

  • Improving Efficiency of Health Care System in Multiple States (2013-2017)Improving Efficiency of Health Care System in Multiple States (2013-2017)UNDP is supporting Government of India and State Governments in improving efficiency of healthcare systems and medical service delivery through procurement of medical goods and enhancing capacities of the existing government medical entities.