Poverty Reduction

  • Terminal Evaluation of National Strategy for Urban Poor Project

    The report evaluates the national strategy for the urban poor project and includes an assessment of results and sustainability of the project.

  • The Microfinance Bill: Need for a Fresh Outlook

    This policy paper presents the past efforts of regulating the Microfinance sector, analyses the merits and demerits of various attempts beginning from the report of the Task Force1 in 1999 and presents a road map for future which can maximize contribution of the MFI sector to financial inclusion.

  • Trade Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services in the LDC Context

    The Least Developed countries face several challenges, especially in the context of environmental goods and services’ trade talks: how to gain market access without degrading the environment and how to protect the environment without adversely affecting economic growth, while still advancing in the trade liberalization process. This paper gives recommendations to ensure participation of Least Developed countries in EGS trade and to address market access barriers.

  • Triple Wins for Sustainable Development

    The publication highlights national examples of progress toward sustainable development, from developing countries like Nepal and Niger, as well as emerging economies like South Africa and Croatia. These examples show how social, environmental, and economic progress can be integrated to make a more sustainable future.

  • UNDP India - Mid Term Review of the Country Programme Action Plan 2008-2012

    This report assesses progress across programmes and projects to ensure UNDP India remains well aligned to changes in the social, economic and political environment to help address the country’s development challenges.


UNDP fosters partnerships to enable deprived households to improve skills. This helps people to diversify non-farm activities and increase access to credit, financial services and markets. We also support initiatives that help the poor develop livelihood plans in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land resource development, rural tourism and handicrafts. Efforts also aim at addressing the challenge of financial inclusion through a range of financial products and services that reduce the vulnerability of the poor.