Promoting Inclusive Growth through Enhanced Access to Local Livelihood Opportunity, Education to Work Transition and Social Protection Schemes
PROGRESS builds on the rich experience and diverse partnership base of previous programmes on youth and women economic empowerment implemented by UNDP India, including UNDP’s COVID-19 response to mitigate the long-term adverse socio-economic impact. PROGRESS is aimed toward the goal of securing local livelihoods, increased incomes, and improved quality of life for marginalized sections of the society, specifically youth, women, and migrants.
PROGRESS works in collaboration with state governments, and public and private sector partners, for the economic empowerment of marginalized sections of society.
The project has 3 outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Effective implementation of national flagship policies & programmes, with a focus on inclusion
- Outcome 2: Youth and women make informed and aspirational vocational choices and transition into gainful employment and productive economic activities
- Outcome 3: Integrated model of sustainable local livelihoods promotion and resilience building
- PROGRESS has supported the State Skill Development Mission of Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand to roll out skill development programmes, including enhancing apprenticeship uptake by youth and SMEs.
- 6 District Skills Committee have been supported to develop inclusive, demand driven skilling plans. 2 policy research conducted on the skilling ecosystem. 1 nudge pilot conducted to promote diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
- A key priority for PROGRESS is to smoothen the education-to-livelihood transition, particularly for women and youths.
- As a part of this, more than 25,000 youths from marginalised communities have been equipped with information and 21st century skills (55% women).
- 15 district and cluster level industry associations have been supported to improve capacity on apprenticeship with the overall objective to enhance the participation of MSMEs in the skilling and apprenticeship ecosystem.
- Enhancing entrepreneurship and digital skills of communities and enabling their access to finance and stronger market linkages is a priority under PROGRESS.
- Under this, over 11,000 individuals have been trained in entrepreneurial skills (45% women), and 1,074 youth-led enterprises have been setup/scaled-up (14% women-led enterprises). Nearly 6,000 households have been supported to access at least one social protection scheme.
District Skills Committee
have been supported to develop inclusive, demand driven skilling plans.
conducted on the skilling ecosystem.
from marginalised communities (55% women) have been equipped with information and 21st century skills.
have been trained in entrepreneurial skills (45% women)
have been setup/scaled-up (14% women-led enterprises).
have been supported to access at least one social protection scheme.
United Nations Development Programme
CSR Trust for SDGs in India
Charities Aid Foundation India
GOVERNMENT OF JHARKHAND
Impact India Foundation
LARSEN & TOUBRO PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST(LTPCT)
SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS