Stories of Change

  • 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.

  • A Development Agenda for Transgenders in MaharashtraA Development Agenda for Transgenders in Maharashtra

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Tribal Communities Sustainable Livelihoods for Tribal Communities A 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.

  • 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.

  • Going to School AgainGoing to School AgainAs a result of the management programme, supported by UNDP, many people living with HIV (PLHIV) have become proud management graduated and acquired skills in organization development, project management and decision making.

  • Conserving Water the Traditional WayConserving Water the Traditional WayThe United Nations Development Programme-supported water conservation project in the arid Marwar region of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan has shown that traditional knowledge and community involvement goes a long way in saving every precious drop of water.

Promoting Financial Inclusion - Can the Constraints of Political Economy Be Overcome?

In collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the paper outlines the constraints and challenges of financial services; impact of government and regulator policies to promote financial inclusion; and product-specific challenges in enabling greater access to financial services.

Empowered People; Resilient Nation

The report highlights the emerging landscape in India and key development challenges that face the country. In doing so it aims to identify key areas that can contribute to transformational change that empower people and build an inclusive, climate-resilient, sustainable development paradigm for 2013-17 and beyond.

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