Internal Validity and Reliability of Experience-Based Household Food Security Scales: Evidence from India

At the household-level, food insecurity refers to the inability of a household to acquire or consume adequate quantity and quality of food as a result of inadequate food supplies or lack of resources. As the severity of food insecurity increases, steps taken to cope with it also become intense (e.g., progressing from consuming a less >> Read more

Odisha’s Open Spaces for Nutrition Innovation

POSHAN Director, Purnima Menon, shared key findings from POSHAN research for Odisha at the Global Nutrition Report Roundtable Event in Bhubaneswar on February 6, 2015.  POSHAN’s work in Odisha has included work on stakeholder mapping, a study on delivery of essential nutrition interventions and the role of intersectoral convergence, costing of essential nutrition interventions, and >> Read more

POSHAN 2014 Update

Dear friends of nutrition in India, It’s hard to imagine that we’re already in February!  As we launch headlong into our work for the year, on behalf of POSHAN, I would like to thank you for being part of our nutrition journey in 2014! In the spirit of the prevailing ICYMI (“in case you missed >> Read more

IFPRI’s DG, Shenggen Fan Blogs About Why “Multisectoral Approaches Are Key to Improve Nutrition in India”

Source: DG's Corner. India has taken large strides to reduce hunger and undernutrition. According to IFPRI’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India’s GHI score declined by 6.4 points between the 2005 GHI and 2014 GHI. During the same period, prevalence of child underweight fell by 12.8 percentage points. These achievements are remarkable, but complacency must be >> Read more