Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion

  • Innovation Support for Social Protection (2009-2012)Innovation Support for Social Protection (2009-2012)The project, in partnership with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, aims to design and apply Conditional Cash Transfers in Delhi to address various dimensions of poverty and vulnerability of poor households, especially women and children.

  • State Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies - Jharkhand (2009-2012)State Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies - Jharkhand (2009-2012)Jharkhand is one of India’s most mineral-rich states. Despite this, inequality is high and a significant proportion of the population is unable to benefit from government’s schemes and programmes. This project, in partnership with the Department of Rural Development, Government of Jharkhand, aims to strengthen the state government’s capacity to effectively deliver livelihood schemes and programmes, and actively mobilize disadvantaged groups to generate greater awareness and access to entitlements.

  • Financial Inclusion (2009-2012)Financial Inclusion (2009-2012)In partnership with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the project aims to increase financial inclusion of the poor by developing appropriate financial products for them and increasing awareness on available financial services and strengthening financial literacy, particularly amongst women.

  • State-Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies in Rajasthan (2008-2012)State-Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies in Rajasthan (2008-2012)In partnership with the Department of Labour and Employment, Government of Rajasthan, the project aims to design innovative strategies to promote sustainable livelihoods for poor and other vulnerable groups such as women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state of Rajasthan.


UNDP India’s Poverty Reduction Programme partners with central, state governments and civil society organisations across the country to improve the effectiveness of poverty reduction and livelihood promotion programmes and build partnerships that enable disadvantaged communities to improve skills and diversify to non-farm activities. Efforts are also aimed at addressing the challenge of financial inclusion through a range of financial products and services that reduce the vulnerability of the poor. Empowering women remains a key area of intervention.