The report highlights the emerging landscape in India and key development challenges that face the country. In doing so it aims to identify key areas that can contribute to transformational change that empower people and build an inclusive, climate-resilient, sustainable development paradigm for 2013-17 and beyond.

India offers a conducive environment for accelerating the use and internalisation of bioenergy technologies (BETs). Nearly 25% of its primary energy comes from biomass resources, and close to 70% of

The document analyses past experiences in disaster recovery to facilitate a more relevant, sustainable and risk-reducing recovery process focused on climate resilient livelihoods, infrastructure, institution building, and community-based approaches towards climate resilience.

This report captures a range of cost effective and sustainable community-led solutions to meet the challenge of water scarcity in the Marwar region of Rajasthan.

In the backdrop of an intensified debate on climate change and a wider consensus on finding action oriented solutions, the emphasis on carbon markets in any post-2012 climate policy agreement has become vital.

The project is being implemented in three Indian States, Uttarakhand,
Arunachal Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. This brochure contains project profile of Uttarakhand. The project aims to mainstream the long-term conservation, sustainable and equitable use of medicinal plant diversity into forest management policy and practice at the national, state and local level.

This paper seeks to critically examine the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) as a rights-based legal framework for guaranteeing basic livelihood security to rural households. The main concern of the paper is to examine the

The document illustrates the impact of UNDP-Planning Commission partnership in mainstreaming human development in government policies and planning. It also highlights successful strategies and constraints reported by the states in achieving sustainable human development.

This press release by UNDP provides an in-depth study of three districts in the Indian state of West Bengal, namely, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Uttar Dinajpur.

The study reveals that where we live can determine our well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts and also between rural & urban populations.

With the aim to understand, promote and highlight the importance of financial inclusion of Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes and religious minorities, Sa-Dhan in collaboration with UNDP conducted an interface between government representatives, academicians, journalists, practitioners and other stakeholders.