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Inclusive
growth

Inclusive growth

Over the last 15 years, India has made remarkable progress in terms of economic growth, with more than 271 million people lifted out of poverty. High growth rates, on the other hand, have not translated into equitable development, especially for the most marginalised and disadvantaged communities. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widening of inequities and reversed the progress made in poverty alleviation. UNDP supports government efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development that lead to transformational change, bring about real improvement in people's lives and leave no one behind. 

Global inequality is now more about disparities of opportunity than economic disparities, which intensify poverty and hinder upward mobility, confining successive generations in poverty. UNDP’s programmes are designed to achieve integrated development solutions driven by country priorities. They aim to secure livelihoods through skills trainings, support protective legislations and access to entitlements, provide policy research and evidence, build capacity, and promote South-South cooperation to eradicate poverty, and ensure government's anti-poverty policies are more inclusive.

We aim to continue supporting greater access to national programmes for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, enhance livelihoods, and augment skill-building for women through innovative collaborations that promote inclusive and equitable growth. UNDP focuses on enhancing capabilities and opportunities to alleviate poverty and marginalisation in economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable ways.

Our goals

  • Accelerate women’s economic empowerment
  • Create capacity and access to sustainable local livelihood opportunities for poor and marginalised with focus on Youths
  • Improved access to assets, services and social protection for vulnerable groups

Projects and Initiatives

Disha: Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India

Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas

In partnership with the Ministry of Tribal Areas, Government of India, the project aims to ensure that excluded groups benefit from the government's inclusive agenda.
Strengthening NYKS and NSS

271 million

NUMBER OF PEOPLE INDIA LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY IN  A DECADE (2006-2016) 

 

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