In 2014, a country nutrition profile for India was released along with the first ever Global Nutrition Report in November 2014. This year, as part of the lead up to the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Assembly (that India is also a part of) nutrition targets have also been in the news. And in >> Read more
Research Notes present a concise summary of a research study led by POSHAN and its partners.
Odisha has a diverse network of nutrition stakeholders, including government departments, donors, and nongovernment organizations. These stakeholders play a critical role in shaping the nutrition policy agenda, implementing nutrition actions on the ground, and funding nutrition interventions. To better understand the interactions among these stakeholders, their relative influence on program and policy decisions, and their perspectives on how to ensure robust and productive >> Read more
Understanding the Landscape of National Policies and Strategic Plans to Tackle Undernutrition in India: A Review
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 >> Read more
This paper presents results of an exercise conducted during POSHAN's inception phase in which the nutrition stakeholders in India were mapped to assess which ones have the most influence on nutrition in India. The exercise revealed a highly complex, centralized landscape of actors with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Women >> Read more
This review, conducted as part of POSHAN's inception phase, provides an analysis of virtual and physical knowledge networks on nutrition in India. The paper includes findings on the the leading systems and networks in use in India and what are the barriers and successes to their use. Research Note 1, January 2013