Stories of Change

  • In Search of a Secure Future: Social Protection for People Living with HIVIn Search of a Secure Future: Social Protection for People Living with HIVThirty-five year old Harihar's life changed after he and his wife were tested HIV positive in 2007. His inability to work put severe financial pressure on his family. However, UNDP's support in extending social protection schemes to PLHIV, has helped people like Harihar secure a future for themselves and their families.

  • A Development Agenda for Transgenders in MaharashtraA Development Agenda for Transgenders in MaharashtraMaharashtra has become the second state in India to set up a welfare board and the first, to set up a cultural institute dedicated to the transgender community. The decision of the state government comes after a 2013 public consultation supported by the United Nations Development Programme which brought thousands of transgenders to interface directly with the Chief Minister and other government representatives to discuss the specific welfare needs of the transgender community.

  • Linking the Vulnerable: HIV/AIDS in Rural IndiaLinking the Vulnerable: HIV/AIDS in Rural IndiaThe link worker scheme, a unique government scheme supported by UNDP is helping link rural populations vulnerable to HIV with local health services, and mobilize Panchayati Raj and other institutions to play a cohesive role in behavioural change.

  • India Election Diary 2014: Namibia’s Electoral Team Studies the ElectionsIndia Election Diary 2014: Namibia’s Electoral Team Studies the ElectionsA seven member delegation from the Election Commission of Namibia visited Bangalore, Karnataka on 17 April 2014 to witness the country’s impressive election management. The visit was organized as part of a partnership between UNDP and ECI to further South-South cooperation on electoral management.

  • Functional Literacy – The Language of EmpowermentFunctional Literacy – The Language of EmpowermentBy focusing on financial and legal literacy, UNDP has empowered poor and marginalized to strengthen their asset base, secure justice and expand the range of choices available to them.

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Tribal CommunitiesSustainable Livelihoods for Tribal CommunitiesA drip irrigation prototype, developed as part of a livelihood generation project supported by UNDP, is providing farmers in the east Indian state of Jharkhand with sustainable livelihoods and self-employment opportunities. The prototype, demonstrated in five districts with more than 300 small and marginal farmers, has now been upscaled by the Rural Development Department across the state.

  • Building Skills, Eradicating Poverty: Participating in India's Growth StoryBuilding Skills, Eradicating Poverty: Participating in India's Growth StoryAs India continues to record high growth rates, a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Rajasthan is helping equip the poorest and most marginalized with the skills necessary to participate in the country’s growth story.

  • Water in the Land of Extremes: Marwar’s People Find Solutions to Water ScarcityWater in the Land of Extremes: Marwar’s People Find Solutions to Water ScarcityUNDP project has reached out to water-scarce communities in 200 villages across Pali, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan to address the water-related vulnerabilities.

  • Bridging India’s Inequality DivideBridging India’s Inequality DivideA first-ever study by UNDP reveals that significant inequalities across Indian states impact human development outcomes and that considerable gains are possible by reducing the extent of inequality in other dimensions of human development such as education and health.

  • Mainstreaming HIV: Together We Stand a ChanceMainstreaming HIV: Together We Stand a ChanceUNDP India's initiative of 'Mainstreaming HIV' is witnessing a process of constructive change. The mainstreaming approach was adopted as a response to the Indian government's needs-assessment of the HIV/AIDS situation in the country.