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UNDP India


Partner of Choice

UNDP has been working for over 70 years in India as the lead agency for implementing SDGs in in partnership with the government, private sector and civil society. We work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and focus on ‘leaving no one behind’.


UNDP is committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively works with governments at the national, state, and local level to strengthen capacities for improved service delivery and to reach those who are vulnerable and marginalised. UNDP in India has a strong legacy of working on the ground for decades, which is reflected in its partnerships with State Governments to further Human Development, Disaster Risk reduction, Livelihood Generation and Social Protection.

India is critical to achieving SDGs, and UNDP is working with the central ministries, State governments and local level governments to accelerate the SDGs. UNDP’s partnership with governments is aimed at promoting “whole of the government” approach for faster achievement of national and internationally agreed goals.

In partnership with NITI Aayog, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Ministry of Development of North-eastern Region, UNDP supports data analysis for promoting a data-driven decision-making approach.

As State governments are at the forefront in the mission to achieve the SDGs, UNDP supports setting up of government-funded Sustainable Development Goal Coordination Centres (SDGCC) to strengthen planning and monitoring capacities and improve implementation capacities by offering technical and substantive support for service delivery at the State level. Further, UNDP promotes integration of SDGs within Panchayati Raj Institutions and the Urban Local Bodies.

UNDP also fosters partnerships with communities and the private sector to complement the government partnerships.

Our partners : 

Niti Aayog Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations Ministry of Rural Development  Ministry of Minority Affairs  Ministry of Power
Ministry of Finance Invest India  Ministry of Textiles Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change  Ministry of Corporate Affairs 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports  Ministry of New and Renewable Energy National Disaster Management Authority
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry of Agriculture Ministry of Women and Child Development  Ministry of Jal Shakti  Bureau of Energy Efficiency 
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment  Ministry of Tribal Affairs  Ministry of Labor and Employment  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs  National Biodiversity Authority 


Private Sector and Foundations

The Private Sector has an important role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Private Sector can invest capital in new technologies, infrastructure and networks, deliver important goods and services to underserved communities, and adopt inclusive core business practices for sustainable patterns of consumption and production. The 2030 Agenda also calls on businesses, ranging from microenterprises to multinational corporations, “to apply their creativity and innovation to solve sustainable development challenges”

Strategic partnerships with the private sector lie at the centre of UNDP’s engagement in India. We at UNDP are creating transformational partnerships with the private sector to co-create development solutions based on shared value. We engage with the private sector through strategic business partnerships, campaign and advocacy-centred programmes and by developing innovation or technical expertise-based partnerships.

Our partners : 

SAP Labs 

Nayara Energy

Larsen and Toubro Infotech (LTI)



Coco Cola Foundation 

American Express