Promoting Inclusive Growth through Enhanced Access to Local Livelihood Opportunity, Education to Work Transition and Social Protection Schemes

PROGRESS

Background

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

Key achievements

  • 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.

6

District Skills Committee

have been supported to develop inclusive, demand driven skilling plans.

2

Policy Research

conducted on the skilling ecosystem.

25,000

Youths

from marginalised communities (55% women) have been equipped with information and 21st century skills.

11,000

Individuals

have been trained in entrepreneurial skills (45% women)

1,074

Youth-led enterprises

have been setup/scaled-up (14% women-led enterprises).

6,000

households

have been supported to access at least one social protection scheme.

Impact

START DATE

July 2020

END DATE

December 2023

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

India

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

CSR Trust for SDGs in India

Charities Aid Foundation India

GOVERNMENT OF JHARKHAND

Impact India Foundation

LARSEN & TOUBRO PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST(LTPCT)

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Omidyar Network

SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

UnSpecified

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$5,513,197

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2020$180,627

2021$1,146,489

2022$1,138,363

2023$1,717,181

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