NITI Aayog and UNDP India have launched a compendium showcasing 75 best practices in 14 social sectors to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence. The compendium encourages peer-to-peer learning, innovation, and scaling up of sustainable and replicable models.
1. Introduction NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, has released a compendium called “Best Practices in Social Sector: A Compendium, 2023” on May 1, 2023. This document contains 75 case studies from 14 social sectors, showcasing the efforts of Union Ministries and State Governments to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence.
NITI Aayog and UNDP India have collaborated to release a compendium called “Best Practices in Social Sector: A Compendium, 2023” on May 1, 2023. The document contains 75 case studies from 14 social sectors, showcasing the efforts of Union Ministries and State Governments to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence.
2. Purpose of the Compendium The primary purpose of this compendium is to encourage peer-to-peer learning among states and adoption of best practices suited to each state’s context. The compendium aims to be a living document that can be used as an active tool for innovation and scaling up across different States and Union Territories.
3. Significance of the Compendium The case studies in the compendium are significant as they highlight models that are innovative, sustainable, replicable, and impactful. The goal is to synthesize lessons for the future and expand, enhance and improve life at the grassroots level. The compendium includes cases from diverse themes, such as education, health and nutrition, e-governance and digitization, agriculture, women’s empowerment, sports, and financial inclusion.
4. Observations and Remarks During the launch of the compendium, Shri Suman Bery, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, stated that the document should be a living document and a tool for innovation and scaling up. B.V.R Subrahmanyam, CEO, NITI Aayog, noted that the case studies in the compendium have the potential to be replicated across States and Union Territories. Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India, highlighted that the compendium is not only significant for peer learning among states but also for other countries to learn from India’s successes. Dr. Yogesh Suri, Senior Adviser, NITI Aayog, mentioned that the compendium is showcasing 75 best practices in the social sector and is truly highlighting the theme ‘Achievements @75’ at the grassroots level.
5. Launch Event The compendium was launched on May 1, 2023, by the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Shri Suman Bery, in the presence of Members Dr. V K Saraswat, Dr V K Paul and Dr. Arvind Virmani, and CEO, NITI Aayog Shri B.V.R Subrahmanyam, and Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India. Senior officials of NITI Aayog; Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were also present.
6. Link to the Compendium The link to the document can be accessed on NITI Aayog’s official website. And here is the Direct PDF Link