Stories of Change

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In Eye of the Forest: Conserving Biodiversity, Building Sustainable Futures

Recognizing the close communion between communities and natural resources, UNDP is supporting several initiatives in Chhattisgarh to help communities conserve traditional knowledge, build awareness on conservation-friendly gathering practices and help people, particularly women access the marke more

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The Biodiversity Challenge - Supporting India’s Ecosystems

Recognising India’s rich biodiversity, the United Nations Development Programme is supporting several initiatives to conserve the country’s rich and diverse ecosystems and demonstrate strategies to reduce poverty. Rapid economic growth and limitations in integrating environmental concerns into deve more

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UNDP-India to Explore Ways to Expand and Deepen Partnership in India and Globally

“UNDP’s partnership with India in the 21st century should also have a global dimension. India has many experiences to share and technologies available to assist other developing countries to meet their development challenges.” -UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark The India LDC (Least Developed Count more

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China and India: Finding Common Ground

In a unique example of South-South cooperation, a high-level delegation from China visited India to explore synergies and understand how both countries can deliver employment commensurate to rapid growth.  To explore synergies and understand how both countries can deliver employment commensura more

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Building Skills, Eradicating Poverty: Participating in India's Growth Story

As India continues to record high growth rates, a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Rajasthan is helping equip the poorest and most marginalized with the skills necessary to participate in the country’s growth story. Set up in 2004 the Rajasthan Missi more

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Guaranteeing Jobs, Building Sustainable Livelihoods

The visit of Miss Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to Bhilwara district in the western Indian state of Rajasthan shed light on several critical elements of the pioneering legislation, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Guaranteei more

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Understanding Human Development through Film

From child marriage in Rajasthan, food security in Orissa and a shortage of doctors in Himachal Pradesh's health care services, a series of films explore the challenges of human development. A series of films that look at human development across India’s states through the filmmakers lens seek to fu more

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Clean, Green and Bright

Kabbigere Gram Panchayat sells power generated by its self-run biomass power plants at a rate of Rs.2.85 per kWh (USD0.06) to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company. In the remote Kabbigere village in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka, greenery is conspicuous. What is not so visible in this s more

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UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role and Participation in Governance

To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women bring socio-political change in the communities. Sulochana Mulgi is an elected representative of Manedi more

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India's Job Guarantee Act Emerging as a Ray of Hope in Global Meltdown

With UNDP India’s support in implementing the job guarantee programme in Chhattisgarh, many affected by the global economic crisis, have become aware of the right to work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and how to avail this pioneering piece of legislation. Madvi Madka, fr more