Understanding the Landscape of National Policies and Strategic Plans to Tackle Undernutrition in India: A Review

Understanding

This review, conducted as part of POSHAN's inception phase, shows that India has a robust policy framework for addressing nutrition as a key public health challenge, yet, the use of evidence in nutrition policy development in India is not always systematically documented. Additionally, given the lack of up-to-date national surveys, policymaking and planning in nutrition is made based on outdated data, which has serious implications on the applicability of such policies and plans on the ground. Access Research Note 4, January 2013

This Research Note is drawn from a larger report called National Policies and Strategic Plans to Tackle Undernutrition in India: A Review, which was updated in March 2014.