Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion
Since 1990, India has cut poverty by half but even today, nearly 300 million people live in extreme poverty. UNDP supports government efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development that leads to transformational change, bringing about real improvements in people’s lives. Our programmes aim to secure livelihoods, support protective legislations and access to entitlements, provide policy research and evidence, build capacity and promote south-south cooperation to eradicate poverty, and ensure government’s anti-poverty policies are more inclusive.
To strengthen capabilities and opportunities to reduce poverty and marginalization – focusing on the most vulnerable and excluded population groups – in ways that are sustainable from economic, social and environmental standpoints.
With UNDP support, 5,000 women have secured land deeds in Gujarat, with thousands more women farmers being aware of their rights and accessing government agriculture and allied schemes. more
Stories of Change
Projects and Initiatives
The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of key programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development with a particular focus on livelihoods and employment in twelve districts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.more
In partnership with the Ministry of Tribal Areas, Government of India, the project aims to ensure that excluded groups benefit from the inclusive agenda of the Government of India through strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access entitlements and ensuring decentralized institutions deliver timely and stigma-free services.more