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

eVin Improves Immunization Rates in Madhya Pradesh

Towards Effective Vaccine Logistics in Madhya Pradesh

Every year India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recognizes high-impact innovations in healthcare that can be scaled-up by states. We are excited to report thatmore 

Heading in the Right Direction: Career Counselling Programmes for Young Women

Heading in the Right Direction: Career Counselling Programmes for Young Women

Career Guidance Counselling Centres are motivating young women to secure careers that empower them. For 18 year old Razia Sultan, pursuing a 2-year course in civilmore 

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Photo Essays

Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River

Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River

In May 2016, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, India’s Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Jharkhand state government announced a partnership to rejuvenate the Ganga through improved sanitation and sustainable livelihoods. The partnership is supported by the United Nations Development Programme. more 

UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

For over 50 years, the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme have partnered in virtually every area of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. We are proud to present a glimpse of this journey over time.. more 

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Videos

UNDP Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

UNDP Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Highlights key milestones in the past five decades of unprecedented growth and the progress India has made as a result of the partnership with UNDP; and India’s commitment to engage to achieve the SDGs.more 

Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Women

Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Women

Over 20,000 young women and men participated in a mega job fair held in Maharashtra which brought together private sector companies, vocational training providers and government with aspiring candidates in the Amravati region of the state. more