Geographical Focus

We focus our program geographically in areas with the highest concentrations of the priority populations. These include:

  • regions and districts with high vulnerability to disaster and climate change effects; 
  • districts with the lowest HDI, although also with severely disadvantaged and excluded groups in districts with relatively high HDI; and
  • where feasible, rationalization of integrated development interventions in a limited number of districts to maximize impact and program efficiency.
Disaster-affected People

People in communities who are at risk or have suffered from disasters and emergencies, specifically:

  • communities which are most vulnerable to natural disasters including climate change effects; and
  • communities and individuals that are victims of natural disaster or forcibly displaced (including refugees, internally displaced, and host communities).
Marginalized and Vulnerable People

Marginalized, vulnerable and socio-economically disadvantaged people from deprived, oppressed or discriminated-against from rural communities, especially.

  • Bonded laborer and ex-bonded laborers of various types
  • Disadvantaged indigenous and minority groups
  • Dalits
  • Landless

It should be noted that these categories are not mutually exclusive. Within these priority populations, priority is given to women, people with disabilities and children. The integrated development program based on cluster approach allows scope to work simultaneously with several focus categories in any geographical area.