Budget Track, Volume 11

  • 2016

This issue of Budget Track is a special issue focusing on Nutrition. It is a part of the efforts, to deepen the policy discourse in India on nutrition specifically from the public investment perspective. The recent changes in the federal fiscal architecture and the policy landscape over the last year have a number of implications for financing for nutrition. Since addressing undernutrition requires a multi-sectoral approach, adequate public investment for nutrition across a range of sectors is crucial. Moreover, there has been a disconnect to some extent between the discourse on nutrition and that on budgets in the country; hence, this issue of Budget Track aims to bring together insights from both the domains in order to develop a holistic understanding of public investment for nutrition. To this end, this publication focuses on the key concerns, strategies, challenges and success stories in the domain of nutrition and public expenditure in the current context.

This issue of Budget Track makes an important contribution towards developing a holistic understanding of what contributes towards nutritional attainments, and the challenges and opportunities for enhancing public investment for nutrition in India.

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