Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion

  • Affordable Rural Housing for All

    In partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development, UNDP, through the Governance & Accelerated Livelihoods project, helps promote affordable housing for the rural poor. The first component of this has been to provide beneficiary households with a wider range of choices in terms of housing designs, materials and construction technologies. These choices are tailored to local conditions, aim to enhance user benefits and reduce the environmental footprint of housing.

  • Strategic Programmatic Engagement at the State Level (2013-2017)

    The project on Strategic Programmatic Engagement at the State Level is positioned as an intervention to strengthen capacities and institutions of state governments to support the large and scalable programmes and projects they implement. The project specifically aims to a) strengthen technical, institutional and operational capacities in states in the implementation of key priorities under both centrally sponsored schemes and state funded programmes; b) support implementation of scalable ideas and integrated large scale projects for poverty reduction and ‘final mile’ impact using the Development Support Services (DSS) provision agreed in the GOI–UNDP Country Programme Action Plan 2013–17; c) make available a platform to the states for sharing good practices and innovative development solutions; d) forge new partnerships for development; and e) strengthen UNDP’s presence in and outreach to the states.

  • Policy and Advocacy (2013–2015)

    The policy and advocacy project will provide fast-track support to government partners and stakeholders and address cross-cutting themes seminal to the Country Programme’s support to the 12th Plan.

  • Disha: Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India (2015-2017)

    A three-year partnership between the India Development Foundation, UNDP and Xyntéo, supported by IKEA Foundation seeks to positively impact the lives of one million women in India through training, entrepreneurial skill development and employment, as well as to develop a new model of public-private collaboration that can be adapted and replicated across India.

  • Improving Efficiency of Health Care System in Multiple States (2013-2017)

    UNDP is supporting Government of India and State Governments in improving efficiency of healthcare systems and medical service delivery through procurement of medical goods and enhancing capacities of the existing government medical entities.

  • Governance and Accelerated Livelihoods Support (GOALS) (2013-2017)

    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.

  • Increasing Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care for Vulnerable People (2013- 2017)

    In partnership with the Department of Aids Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, the project aims to reduce stigma faced by people affected by HIV and support improved access to entitlements and services through mobilizing communities and strengthening institutions on facilitating access to social protection and expanding coverage of HIV services to hard-to-reach men-having-sex-with-men and transgender groups.

  • Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas (2013-2017)

    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.

  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States

    In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, UNDP aims to support the UIP through designing and implementing an Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policymaking in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens. Integrating innovation with health care, eVIN aims to strengthen the vaccine supply chain to ensure equity in vaccine availability.

  • Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) (2014-2017)

    In partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, the project aims to provide catalytic support to the Youth Volunteer Schemes in the country and facilitate greater youth participation and voice in peace and sustainable development programmes.

  • Support to Improving Administrative Efficiency for Delivering Newborn and Infant Healthcare Services (NIPI) (2013-2015)

    The project launched in 2013 as part of Phase II of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) aims to reduce neonatal and infant mortality by strengthening capacities and improving access and utilization of public health services. It also seeks to accelerate the efforts of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to improve the availability and access of people to quality health care, especially those residing in rural areas, women and children.

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