Overview

UNDP works in almost 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.

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Stories of Change

Breathing Easy: Better Health through Improved Cook Stoves
Photo: UNDP India

Breathing Easy

Under plumes of smoke, women bend over their firewood stoves every day to cook meals for their families. It’s not just bad for the environment – more 

Thinking Differently: Improving Sanitation on the Banks of the Ganga
Photo: UNDP India

Thinking Differently: Improving Sanitation on the Banks of the Ganga

It’s 5 am. Lakshmi Vishwas, a 45-year-old mother of three, walks down to the field behind her house in the dark, carrying her lota (water-vessel) in more 

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Photo Essays

#IN2016: The Year in Review

#IN2016: The Year in Review

2016 has been a fulfilling year where we deepened our collaboration with central and state governments, launched several new exciting partnerships, and continued to support the transformational ideas that will ensure India realizes its dream of creating better lives for all its citizens. As we look forward to 2017, we reflect on the year gone by through the lens of the camera. more 

Stories of Aspiration, Stories of Direction: ‘Disha’ in Action

Stories of Aspiration, Stories of Direction: ‘Disha’ in Action

Disha aims to improve the lives of one million women in India by helping them learn marketable skills, connecting them with income opportunities and assisting women to become economically self-sufficient. It was a busy year for us with over 40 pilots in the National Capital Region of Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. Take a look at our year! more 

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