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
"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