Poverty Reduction

  • Promoting Financial Inclusion - Can the Constraints of Political Economy Be Overcome?

    In collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the paper outlines the constraints and challenges of financial services; impact of government and regulator policies to promote financial inclusion; and product-specific challenges in enabling greater access to financial services.

  • Public Private Partnerships for Impacting Poor Community: Roundtable Proceedings

    This Document Captures the Highlights of Thoughts and Solutions on Promoting Partnerships Among Private, Public and Community Impacting the Poor.

  • 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.


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.