Cash Transfers and Food Security

Twenty-one percent of children in India under five years of age suffer from wasting, according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index. In addition, nutrition interventions in the country, including the Integrated Child Development Services and the National Health Mission, have not achieved adequate rates of coverage.

Nutrition Outcomes in Maharashtra

While India as a whole has seen considerable reduction in child malnutrition rates in recent decades, this progress still varies widely by state. Ensuring that nutrition interventions reach all vulnerable populations and that progress in nutrition outcomes is comprehensive and equitable requires understanding these state-level differences.

Trends in Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in India

While India has made significant progress in nutrition incomes for women and children over the past ten years, this progress has not been uniform across states, and several regions still lag behind national nutrition and health trends and program implementation.

Bihar's Burden of Child Stunting

The Indian state of Bihar has very high rates of child stunting, estimated at 48 percent in 2016 by the International Institute for Population Sciences.  This average masks disparities at the district level which are needed to implement policies to target malnutrition. A recent paper in Economic and Political Weekly provides a disaggregated district- level analysis of child stunting in the Indian state of Bihar.

Why India must confront its nutrition problems now

By Purnima Menon and  Amrutha Jose Pampackal.  This blog originally appeared at IFPRI's website.

Stories of Change in Nutrition: Odisha

Odisha has high levels of poverty and has faced several development challenges over the years, including insurgent movements, large pockets of extreme deprivation, social disparities, and natural disasters. Despite these challenges, Odisha has demonstrated significant commitment to reducing undernutrition and has seen some achievements.

Risk factors for Chronic Undernutrition in Children

A paper in Social Science and Medicine investigates 15 risk factors for chronic undernutrition among children in India. This research is especially relevant considering that nearly 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in India and that despite decades of high economic growth, the prevalence of undernutrition remains high.

Stop stunting in South Asia

Globally, 25 percent of children under 5 are stunted.

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