UNDP works in more than 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

  • Photo: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India

    Fishing for the Future
    Fishing for the Future

    Fishermen along India’s western coast are now using square mesh nets and practicing sustainable marine fishing. It is earning them higher incomes, protecting marine biodiversity andmore

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Photo Essays


  • On Track: Energy efficiency in the Indian Railways
    On Track: Energy efficiency in the Indian Railways

    The Indian railways is one of the largest consumers of electricity in India. Implementing energy efficiency solutions and tapping into renewable energy is a crucial part of the growth strategy of one of the world's largest railways networks. Watch more here...more