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NITI Aayog and UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on fast-tracking SDGs

NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a framework of cooperation on a number of areas, including Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) localization, data-driven monitoring, Aspirational Districts and Blocks, among others. This reaffirms a shared commitment to accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, CEO of NITI Aayog, witnessed the signing of the MoU by Dr. Yogesh Suri, Senior Advisor (SDGs), and Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India.

Mr. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said, “Over the years, NITI Aayog and UNDP’s collaboration has grown from strength to strength. With monitoring going beyond districts down to the block level, we see this partnership fostering data-driven policy interventions and programmatic action. Standing at the midpoint of the 2030 agenda, we look forward to working together with the States in the true spirit of cooperative federalism.” 

UNDP’s commitment Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India said, “Midway to 2030, India’s leadership is critical for making the SDGs a reality. India nearly halved multidimensional poverty between 2015-16 and 2019-2021, demonstrating that despite complex challenges, accelerating progress towards the Goals is possible.”

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