New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor
Jul 12, 2019
Of the 1.3 billion people who are multidimensionally poor, more than two-thirds of them—886 million—live in middle-income countries. India, a lower-middle income country, experienced the fastest absolute reductions in poverty in the 2019 Multidimensional Poverty Index.
Announcing The 1000 Springs Initiative: A Consortium for Clean Water in Tribal Areas of Central & Eastern India
Oct 18, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme today announced the 1000 Springs Initiative with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, and a range of private consortium partners. The initiative is an attempt to address multiple development deprivations in tribal areas by harnessing springs in a sustainable manner.
Global Wildlife Program Promotes People’s Active Participation in Wildlife Conservation
Sep 29, 2017
The Government of India, the World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program (GWP) funded by the Global Environment Facility and UNDP are convening more than 100 participants from over 20 countries in New Delhi, India, from October 2-3, 2017, for a conference on People's Participation in Wildlife Conservation.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia
Mar 21, 2017
A stronger focus on those excluded groups, and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all. These are among the key findings of the Human Development Report 2016 entitled ‘Human Development for Everyone’, released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
NITI Aayog presents the 2nd edition of Women Transforming India – celebrating women who are breaking the glass ceiling
Mar 8, 2017
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov, presents the second edition of Women Transforming India, an online contest to celebrate women achievers, leaders and change makers from across the country.