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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Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • Supporting Democratic Electoral Management (September 2013 - December 2017)

    The project aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration with other developing countries through the Election Commission of India.

  • Strengthening Public Administration and Governance (2013-2017)

    In partnership with the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the project aims to document and disseminate innovative solutions and best practices in public service delivery, governance and public administration at the national and sub-national levels in India; promote initiatives that leverage e-governance and m-governance (mobile app based governance) to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of public administration; and support the collation of best international practices in public administration and governance that are relevant to India in support of global and South-South collaboration.

Environment and Energy

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  • Implementation of Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand (2016 - 2019)

    Millions of people in India depend upon the Ganga for their livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river today suffers from overuse and pollution. This partnership between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Government of Jharkhand and the United Nations Development Programme aims to reduce contamination and improve the health and quality of life for 46,100 households in 78 villages in Jharkhand. The rejuvenation of the river is a key priority for the Government of India, and through the National Mission for Clean Ganga it aims to address a range of challenges, including waste water and solid waste management, industrial effluence and river front development.

  • Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management in Shifting Cultivation Areas of Nagaland for Ecological and Livelihood Security (June 2009 - December 2015)

    The project, in partnership with the government of Nagaland, funded by Global Environment Facilit, yaims to address land degradation in shifting cultivation locations in three districts of Nagaland through participatory planning, generating awareness, building institutions and supporting integrated farm development that enable sustainable land and ecological management.

Human Development

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  • 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)

    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.


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  • 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.

  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States (2014-2016)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, UNDP aims to support the UIP through designing and implementing an Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens.