Our Projects

UNDP projects are designed in consultation with national stakeholders and contribute directly to the Government of India – UNDP Country Programme and the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF). Projects are aligned to one or more of the following programme areas -poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, crisis prevention and recovery and HIV and development. All UNDP projects are nationally executed under the signed country programme, and are implemented in partnership with national partners in one or more of the UNDAF states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Promotion

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  • State-Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies in Rajasthan (2008-2012)

    In partnership with the Department of Labour and Employment, Government of Rajasthan, the project aims to design innovative strategies to promote sustainable livelihoods for poor and other vulnerable groups such as women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state of Rajasthan.

  • Financial Inclusion (2009-2012)

    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.

Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • Support to Operationalization of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (2008-2012)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, the project aims to address some of the challenges in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme.

  • Increasing Access to Justice for Marginalized People (2008-2017)

    In partnership with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, the project focuses on strengthening access to justice for the poor, particularly women, scheduled castes, tribal communities and minorities, through developing strategies and initiatives that address the barriers they face accessing justice in legal, social, economic and political domains.

Disaster Risk Reduction

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  • Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2014)

    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.

  • Kosi Flood Recovery and Reconstruction (2009-2011)

    The 2008 Kosi floods affected three million people in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. In partnership with the government of Bihar, this project supported recovery processes in the aftermath of the floods, including settlement and habitat planning to reduce disaster risk. An owner-driven reconstruction pilot has since been upscaled across flood-affected districts in the state.

HIV and Development

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Environment and Energy

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Human Development

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  • Strengthening Planning and Reporting for Human Development (2011-2017)

    The project, in partnership with the Planning Commission, aims to provide innovative policy options for addressing social disparities and persistent exclusion of certain groups in India.

  • The International Centre for Human Development (2012-2015)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, the project aims to set up an International Centre for Human Development in India to support efforts by governments of the South to integrate human development approaches and ensure improved development outcomes for poor and marginalized people.