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UNDP IN INDIA Empowered lives. Resilient nations.
Central Government Partners
The Planning Commission, Government of India Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India Ministry of Power, Government of India Ministry of Steel, Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health, Government of India National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India
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UNDP IN INDIA 2012
Accelerating growth, rising inequality and India's human development challenge High average growth of over 8 percent annually between 2007-2011, remarkable resilience during the global financial and economic crisis, a vibrant civil society, and pioneering rights-based legislations illustrate the strength of India as the world's largest and fastest growing democracy. India has emerged as a major leader in key global and South-South initiatives. Steady improvement in human development and reduction in the percentage of population in poverty from 45% to 37% between 1993-94 and 2004-05 have been registered. However impressive these achievements, significant challenges remain. While MDG goals on poverty, education, and HIV are on track at aggregate levels, targets for reducing hunger, maternal and under-5 mortality, and improving sanitation are unlikely to be met. Eight highly populated Indian states are home to 421 million multidimensionally poor people, more than in 26 poorest African countries combined. India is ranked 134 out of 187 countries and UN-recognized territories according to the 2011 Global Human Development Report. Marginalized groups such as scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) continue to have low human development attainments. Forty-seven percent of India's rural tribal population lives below the poverty line. Persistent gender inequity is reflected in the lowest child sex ratio since independence at 914 and women continue to face exclusion in social, economic, political domains and gender-based violence. The challenge of tackling poverty, inequality and exclusion remains critical to India.
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UNDP IN INDIA 2012
Government of India – UNDP partnership
For close to five decades, UNDP has partnered with the Government of India, civil society and the people of India to help them find their own solutions to global and national development challenges. Based on a five-year Country Programme Document, cooperation between the Government and UNDP (2008-2012) has focused on strengthening inclusion of disadvantaged groups and supporting strategies that address economic and political barriers to greater inclusion.
UNDP in India: Supporting India’s development priorities
Democratic Governance HIV and Development
Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods
Energy and Environment
Disaster Risk Reduction
Valued and relevant development partner
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