UNDP in Madhya Pradesh

About Madhya Pradesh

Located in central India, Madhya Pradesh is India’s second largest state with an area of 308,252 sq km. Called the ‘heart of India’ because of its geographic location, MP borders Uttar Pradesh in the north-east, Chhattisgarh in the south-east, Maharashtra in the south, Gujarat in the west and Rajasthan in the north-west. The state of Madhya Pradesh with its exquisite culture, scenic beauty, elegant monuments and diverse wildlife is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. While the northern part of the state is famous for its Khajuraho temples and the intricately carved mausoleums of the former feudal lords of the princely state of Gwalior, the eastern region is home to two of India’s finest wildlife sanctuaries– Bandavgarh and Kanha.more

Status of Projects

UNDP in Madhya Pradesh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with the government, civil-society and the peoplele of India since 1951 to help them find their own solutions for global and national development challenges.

  • Financial Inclusion (2009-2012)
    Financial Inclusion

    In partnership with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the project aims to increase financial inclusion of the poor by developing appropriate financial products for them and increasing awareness on available financial services and strengthening financial literacy, particularly amongst women.more

  • Capacity Development for Local Governance (2008-2012)
    Capacity Development for Local Governance

    In partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels to improve service delivery through training, networking and knowledge sharing.more

  • Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)
    Climate Change Adaptation

    The project, in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development, aims to address a crucial dimension of vulnerabilities by supporting specific activities to enhance climate change induced risk management capacities (adaptation, disaster mitigation and risk reduction) in districts across flood-prone areas of Odisha and drought-prone areas of Madhya Pradesh.more

  • Sustainable Urban Transport Programme (2009-2014)
    Sustainable Urban Transport Programme

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, aims to strengthen capacities of government agencies national/state urban transport departments, municipal corporations and transport experts engaged in urban transport planning and regulations to reduce urban transport emissions causing environmental damage. The project will also demonstrate sustainable urban transport models in 10 cities in the country.more

  • Access to Clean Energy (2009-2012)
    Access to Clean Energy

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, aims to enhance access to clean and renewable energy for livelihoods in remote un-electrified villages in the selected seven United Nations Development Assistance Framework states of India.more

  • Natural Resources Conservation Outside Protected Areas (2009-2012)
    Natural Resources Conservation Outside Protected Areas

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, supports community-initiated conservation efforts outside designated protected areas in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. This includes strengthening the capacity of communities to monitor and sustainably manage their resources.more