Stories of Change

image

Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India

A two-day consultation (4-5 February 2014) supported by UNDP brought together some of the most powerful women in India’s media, policymakers and activists, to provide inputs to the High Level Committee on the Status of Women. Constituted more than four decades after the last High Level Committee on more

image

Knowledge for Action: United Nations Solution Exchange Receives Global Recognition

The United Nations flagship knowledge management initiative, Solution Exchange has received the eWorld Public Choice Award at the Second eWorld Forum in New Delhi on 15 June. The growing network of over 35,000 members has been recognized in the category of ‘Best Initiative for Localized Application/more

image

Linking the Vulnerable: HIV/AIDS in Rural India

A unique government scheme that engages district level functionaries to link those vulnerable to HIV in rural areas with local health services, encourages behavioural change, and advocates for policy change is strengthening social protection of people living with HIV(PLHIV) in a country where an estmore

image

My Home, My Way: UNDP Helps Disaster Victims Build Back Better

A Government of Bihar and UNDP pilot helped rebuild climate resilient houses devastated by the Kosi floods of 2008 through empowering local communities to own the reconstruction process. A pilot initiative supported by the Government of Bihar and UNDP and implemented by the Owner Driven Reconstructimore

image

From Entitlement to Reality: Tribal Communities Use the Right to Information Act to Secure Justice

In partnership with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, the project is helping poor and marginalized communities in Odisha access justice by enhancing legal awareness and supporting national and local justice delivery institutions. In 2011, Duku filed an application under the Rightmore

image

Road to Freedom

A UNDP-Ministry of Justice partnership has enabled poor, tribal communities in the Kalahandi district of Odisha to secure land rights and access entitlements under government schemes. After a 13-year-long battle against encroachers, Singhram Chataria is finally now able to cultivate paddy on his ownmore

image

Functional Literacy – The Language of Empowerment

By focusing on financial and legal literacy, UNDP has empowered poor and marginalized to strengthen their asset base, secure justice and expand the range of choices available to them. 30 year old Rita Devi from Rampur village in Jaunpur district of eastern Uttar Pradesh is the mother of five young cmore

image

Sustainable Livelihoods for Tribal Communities

Twenty-five year old Gobardhan Munda’s income has doubled, he now has a bank account and a Kisan Credit Card. He grew up juggling several jobs to support his seven member family. Barely able to eke out a living from his small plot of land, he would work as daily wage earner, loading construction matmore

image

Partnering to Build Skills: Evaluation Report Says UNDP’s Support in Setting Up the Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods has been Beneficial to the State

An evaluation of a project between the Government of Rajasthan and UNDP to support livelihood promotion strategies in Rajasthan has found it made a significant impact on marginalized communities through livelihood promotion and skill building initiatives undertaken. An evaluation of a project betweemore

image

In Search of a Secure Future: Social Protection for People Living with HIV

Thirty-five year old Harihar's life changed after he and his wife were tested HIV positive in 2007. His inability to work put severe financial pressure on his family. However, UNDP's support in extending social protection schemes to PLHIV, has helped people like Harihar secure a future for themselvemore