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
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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
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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

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Mango Republic

How the incomes of Odisha's women mango cultivators increased four times in less than a year. more 

housing, affordable, maharashtra, pradham mantri awas yojana, villages, rural

Building Houses, Building Dreams

In a village in Maharashtra, India, families are using government assistance to construct homes that are affordable, resilient and responsive to their needs. more 

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