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.

  • 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.

  • Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas (2013-2017)Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas (2013-2017)In partnership with the Ministry of Tribal Areas, Government of India, the project aims to ensure that excluded groups benefit from the inclusive agenda of the Government of India through strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access entitlements and ensuring decentralized institutions deliver timely and stigma-free services.

  • 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.

OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION

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.

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