Stories of Change


Managing Elections; Strengthening Democracy - Learning from the India Experience

Over 36 million people voted in state elections in Delhi and Rajasthan. Their progress was watched by a delegation of representatives from seven countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal and the Gambia. This sharing of knowledge and experience was made possible through a partnership be more


Justice for All: Securing Land Rights for Tribal Communities

UNDP partners with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India to empower the poor and marginalized to demand and access entitlements and support justice delivery institutions to ensure the law works for the poor. For thirty-four year old Naran Majhi, 2011 marked the end of a long wait – to more


India’s Capital City and Human Development

The Delhi Human Development Report 2013 released in August provides a comprehensive analysis of Delhi’s performance on human development indicators. The Report notes that while Delhi has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, there has been significant informalization of the labour fo more


Innovating to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Innovating companies in the highly polluting steel-rerolling sector in India are introducing measures to improve energy efficiency as a result of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel. In doing so, they are demonstrating that the industry can become more energy efficient, more environ more


Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in Odisha

A UNDP partnership with the government of Odisha supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling communities in Puri district to adapt to extreme weather events. As a result of efforts to strengthen community water management systems, crop yield has increased more than t more


Changing Tides

The video shows how a UNDP project in partnership with the government of Odisha is building the resilience of local communities against extreme weather conditions in coastal areas of the state. Implemented in Puri district where water logging has caused widespread devastation, the partnership effect more


From ‘Slash and Burn’ to Sustainability: Farming Communities in North-eastern India Improve Soil Fertility and Earn Higher Incomes

UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Nagaland, is helping farmers practicing jhum cultivation in 70 villages in Nagaland grow healthier crops and earn better income by introducing sustainable land management practices. By slowing rates of soil erosion, these practices have also helped farmers more


Innovations of Steel

A joint partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and Global Environment Facility is helping energy-intensive steel sector save up to 40 percent on energy consumption enabling entrepreneurs to reap greater profits. Results from a UNDP pilot project demonstrate that smal more


Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India

A two-day consultation (4-5 February 2014) supported by UNDP brought together some of the most powerful women in India’s media, policymakers and activists, to provide inputs to the High Level Committee on the Status of Women. Constituted more than four decades after the last High Level Committee on more


Pay-as-you-save: Solar Energy for Industrial Heating

As a result of UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and supported by Global Environment Facility, the installation of solar water heating systems in India has increased by 20 percent each year. In addition, the partnership has also resulted in a saving of 3.57 million uni more

Disaster Management in India

India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, losing about two percent of the GDP on an average to disasters. This publication by the Ministry of Home Affairs, and supported by UNDP highlights policies and programmes undertaken by the Government of India to mitigate disaster risk, and areas of action to make the country disaster resilient in the future.

From the Frontline of Community Action: A Compendium of Six Successful Community Based HIV Interventions That Have Worked for MSM- TG-Hijras in India

The report critically assesses six community-based organizations working with men-who-have-sex-with-men and transgenders from different parts of the country. It details key interventions implemented by them, partnerships with other community members, lessons learnt and replicable models for further interventions

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