Many people are excluded from development because of their gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or poverty. The effects of such exclusion are staggering, deepening inequality across the world. The richest ten percent of people in the world own 85 percent of all assets, while the poorest 50 percent own only one percent.
Development can be inclusive - and reduce poverty - only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making. Inclusive development follows UNDP's human development approach and integrates the standards and principles of human rights: participation, non-discrimination and accountability.
There are many elements for a nation to consider in pursuing inclusive development. A vital one is how to create productive and gainful employment. This should be paired with effective and efficient social safety nets to protect those who cannot work or who earn too little. To reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), India, along with many developing countries, will need to enhance public services by building schools and hospitals, training teachers and doctors, and providing access to water, sanitation and transportation, all of which requires public spending. While the Government has a critical enabling role to play in fostering Inclusive Growth, there is much that all of us can do to ensure equitable growth and reduce poverty.
Inclusive Services and Technologies is committed to furthering the Inclusive Growth agenda, by bringing vital services and know-how to the rural populace in an effective, cost-efficient manner. We stand for sustainable economic development and effective governance to ensure that everyone has access to vital public services.
UNDP Millenium Development Goals
  • Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
  • Reduce Child Mortality
  • Improve Maternal Health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
  • Ensure Environmental Sustainability
  • Develop a Global Partnership For Development
India's progress on the Millenium Development Goals
Financial Inclusion: Technology, Institutions and Policies
(Keynote address delivered by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum in Mumbai on February 12, 2014)
Financial inclusion is about (a) the broadening of financial services to those people who do not have access to financial services sector ; (b) the deepening of financial services for people who have minimal financial services; and (c) greater financial literacy and consumer protection so that those who are offered the products can make appropriate choices. The imperative for financial inclusion is both a moral one as well as one based on economic efficiency. Should we not give everyone that is capable the tools and resources to better themselves, and in doing so, better the country?