Policy Briefs: India's Investment in Nutrition: States' Role and Response

  • 2017

India’s policy framework includes many proven nutrition interventions; but challenges in the domain of public financing of these interventions have affected their coverage. With the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, the autonomy of the State Governments in financing these interventions has increased. However, whether nutrition interventions are being prioritised in State Budgets in the most recent years needs to be examined.

In this context, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), in collaboration with UNICEF India, has studied State Budget outlays for nutrition interventions, included in India’s policy framework, for select States for the most recent years. Based on this research, a set of four policy briefs have been developed which aim to highlight the key findings emerging from the analysis and the associated policy asks to address some of the challenges confronted.

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