Stories of Change

  • The United Nations Development Programme in India (UNDP India) announced its partnership with Larsen and Toubro Infotech (LTI)’s CSR initiative, and Friend's Union for Energizing Lives (FUEL), an Indian not-profit organization, to provide skill training to 2000 women artisans in Mumbai and Thane.

  • The 2018 Multidimensional Poverty Index provides the most comprehensive view of the many ways in which 1.3 billion people worldwide experience poverty in their daily life. In 10 years, India has nearly halved its number of multidimensional poor – a massive gain.

  • Wide inequalities in people's well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress, with people in very high human development countries living 19 years longer, and spending seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries

  • With the changing times, the scope and definition of volunteering has expanded to cater to the varying needs of communities and volunteers. It may not always be in the garb of selfless service but can also be exciting and fun for volunteers while simultaneously working for the betterment of the community. For many years, adventure sports have provided the space to address this gap. India’s National Youth Policy 2014 stresses on the impact of sports, particularly adventure sports, in the development of youth. Activities like trekking, river rafting, mountaineering, etc. can bring young people together for their own as well as the community’s development.

  • India Election Diary 2014: Namibia’s Electoral Team Studies the Elections

    A 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.

  • Shattering Myths on the Factory Floor

    Over a four-month period, 180 young women will be trained to work at a stainless steelplant in Haryana, a state where women’s workforce participation remains low. The skilling programme is a one-of-its kind public-private partnership that aims to equip young women with the skills and knowledge to enhance their employability and help them secure jobs in the steel industry.This pilot is part of a three-year collaboration between the IKEA Foundation, UNDP, Xyntéo, and the India Development Foundation.

  • Building Skills, Building Futures

    Short vocational training course in plastics engineering with assured placement for young women in Haryana, a state with one of the lowest female workforce participation rates in India

  • Career Guidance Counselling Centres are motivating young women to secure careers that empower them.

  • Thousands of women are setting an example by defining their own empowerment and creating exciting opportunities for social change as a result of a project launched by UNDP and the IKEA Foundation.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark interacted with a group of Indian women activists, local leaders and social entrepreneurs to reinforce the message that women could become a force to transform society provided they are politically and economically empowered.

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