UNFPA in India
UNFPA has been assisting the Government of India since 1974 to provide family planning and health services, advance reproductive health and rights and improve maternal health. Its Eighth Country Programme of assistance (2013-17) to the Government of India focusses on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and improving opportunities for vulnerable women and girls. UNFPA also supports research, advocacy and government policies and programmes to advance gender equality and reproductive rights, family planning and population dynamics. UNFPA partners with the government at the centre, other development partners at the national level, and carries out its programmes through offices in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan.