UNDP chief, PM discuss on ways to enhance India`s partnership
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Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010, 00:11
New Delhi: UNDP Administrator Helen Clarke today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed with him ways of enhancing India's partnership with the world body.

Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, said, "UNDP's partnership with India in the 21st century should also have a global dimension. India has many experiences to share and technologies available to assist other developing countries to meet their development challenges."

Noting that few countries have embraced the human development approach as strongly as India, she said, "Local governments are now using disaggregated human development indices to allocate local budgets to address disparities in human development.

"Efforts like these to localise development goals are especially important in a country as large and diverse as India, where challenges and opportunities vary sharply across geographic areas and communities".

Clarke also met Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahuwalia and Rural Development Minister C P Joshi.


First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010, 00:11

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