India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports projects to respond to COVID-19

Published: July 30, 2020

The India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund is supporting various projects pertaining to the efforts of India to combat the deadly COVID 19 pandemic in the country. The projects are primarily aimed at boosting national healthcare facilities, reducing the risk of transmission of the virus, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing the transformative recovery in the country.

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

This fund was set up in 2017 and it is a dedicated facility in the ambit of the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation. The fund is supported and led by the Government of India and it is administered by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. The financing aspects are overseen in collaboration with the United Nations system. Apart from India, it is also funding projects in various other countries.

United Nations Development Program Project

A one million dollar has been sanctioned for the United Nations Development Program implementation of the project that aims to develop a food security strategy, identifying vulnerable households and develop mechanism for cash transfers and in-kind support as well. Under the project, support is provided towards economic reservation and transition of small businesses with self-employed workers and actors in the informal economy to a more sustainable model for the period of social distancing and also beyond that.

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