Where We Work


In the first three years, the 3D Program is working in Pune City and Pune District, Maharashtra State, India

  • One of the largest states, with 10% of India’s population
  • Progress on indicators related to girls’ and women’s status, but still room for improvement
  • Government leadership and investments in a wide range of programs to improve the status of girls and women
  • Strong tradition of community organizing and women mobilizing
  • Engaged corporate sector with growing investments in social development
  • Governing Body: Pune Zilla Parishad
  • Large enough to demonstrate implementation at scale and impact
  • Population: 9,426,959
  • Agricultural economy
  • Rural livelihoods being impacted by industrialization
  • Sex ratio: 878 girls to every 1,000 boys
  • Designated a ‘Smart City’ by the Government of India
  • Governing Bodies: Pune Municipal Corporation and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
  • Offers unique opportunities and challenges for development and convergent action
  • Population: 3,124,458
  • 6th highest per capita income in India
  • Manufacturing, automotive, education and IT center
  • 2.73% officially below the poverty line, but 40% live in slums
  • Sex ratio: 953 girls to every 1,000 boys