UNDP Current Affairs, GK & News

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program

The Ministry of Environment of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have jointly launched the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme. Key facts The GEF Small Grants Programme provides financial and technical assistance to projects focusing on conserving and restoring environment while also enhancing ..

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UNDP Human Development Index

India has been ranked 132 out of 191 countries in the recently released Human Development Report 2021-22 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Last year the country was ranked 131st Highlights This year’s report is titled “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping Our Future in a Transforming World”. India’s HDI value during 2021 was 0.633, ..

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India’s first UNDP Youth Climate Champion

Content creator and actress Prajakta Koli become India’s first UN Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Climate Champion. Key Facts She won the title under her partnership with the UNDP. Title has been conferred to her because of her contribution towards mental health, girl child education and women’s rights through various global social campaigns. What does this ..

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NERDSD Goal Index Report & Dashboard to be launched

NITI Aayog and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) will launch the first edition of the North Eastern Region District Sustainable Development (NERDSD) Goal Index Report and Dashboard 2021-22 on the August 26, 2021. Key facts This will be first of its kind region-wide district SDG index in India. Launch of NERDSD goal ..

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Two Indian Organization wins UNDP Equator Prize 2021

Two Indian communities have bagged this year’s UNDP Equator Prize. They have won this prestigious prize for their exceptional achievement in exhibiting innovative, local and various nature-based solutions for tackling climate change and biodiversity loss and also achieving their local development goals. Winners from India Out of the ten winners globally, the two Indian winning ..

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UNDP report on Aspirational Districts Programme

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has released an independent report and lauded Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as ‘a successful model of local area development’. Key findings of report As per the report, ADP should serve as a best practice for other countries where regional disparities are persisting with respect to development. Report highlights, ADP ..

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