Poverty Reduction

  • Punarbasa R & R Newsletter

    The Government of Orissa adopted an Orissa Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) Policy 2006 to address the complex resettlement effect associated with the loss of physical and non-physical assets. The newsletter aims to keep the people informed on the vital aspects of R&R to enable them to form an informed opinion on the possibilities and performance of the Orissa R&R Policy 2006.

  • RSBY Connect

    UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and DFID organized a national-level workshop on the role of IEC and local-level monitoring tools to improve community ownership of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). The July edition of the RSBY newsletter highlights key findings from the workshop and lessons learnt towards effective implementation of the government’s flagship health insurance scheme for the poor.

  • Ready Reckoner on Microfinance

    The Microfinance Community is working to provide solutions to the day to day challenges faced by in providing finacial services to the poor, thereby helping attain the Govermrnt of India's poverty reduction targets.

  • Realizing the future we want for all

    The first report from the UN system on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Realizing the Future We Want for All – recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability.

  • Regulations on Microfinance: Synthesis of Important Discussions on Microfinance Regulations

    This document incorporates the outputs of three discussions on Microfinance Regulations - Malegam Committee Report, National Regulatory Framework for Microfinance Sector and Microfinance (Development and Regulation) Bill. While the discussion on national regulatory framework incorporates various issues related to regulation in the microfinance sector, discussions on Malegam Committee and Microfinance (Development and Regulation) Bill focus specifically on the key issues that are covered in the Malegam Committee report and MF bill.

OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION AND LIVELIHOODS PROMOTION

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. 

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