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Data and Evidence to Address India’s Nutrition
Challenge:
POSHAN’s State Policy Notes and District Nutrition Profiles
Purn...
2017: An unprecedented time for accelerating
nutrition actions in India
Bringing it
together
National Nutrition
Strategy, ...
POSHAN: a knowledge initiative focused on
data & evidence for nutrition
Problem
• Situation of
undernutrition and
determin...
The many uses of data
• Harmonizing our
understanding of nutrition,
its determinants and
coverage of programs
• Diagnostic...
The POSHAN team’s work with the
NFHS-4 summary data
State fact sheets
District fact sheets
~70,000 data
points
Topic-speci...
POSHAN’s Policy Notes on State Nutrition
Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions
• Overview of nutrition
at the state-lev...
POSHAN’s District Nutrition Profiles: 640 districts
• Nutrition outcomes, immediate
and underlying determinants
and covera...
POSHAN Knowledge Products
29 640
RESEARCH AND POLICY PRIORITIES
Priority topics for work with unit-level
NFHS-4 data
• Update trend analyses, coverage gap maps and other
analytics where ...
Use of data and knowledge products
• Harmonizing our understanding
of nutrition
– Critical because the people who
need to ...
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Data and evidence to address India's nutrition challenge: POSHAN's State Policy Notes and District Nutrition Profiles

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Presented at 'Strengthening National, State and District-level Actions for Nutrition: Insights from the National Family Health Survey Data' on 13th December, 2017 at IIC, New Delhi.

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Data and evidence to address India's nutrition challenge: POSHAN's State Policy Notes and District Nutrition Profiles

  1. 1. Data and Evidence to Address India’s Nutrition Challenge: POSHAN’s State Policy Notes and District Nutrition Profiles Purnima Menon, PhD Senior Research Fellow & Theme Leader for South Asia Nutrition Programs Program Director, POSHAN Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division & South Asia Office, IFPRI POSHAN is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  2. 2. 2017: An unprecedented time for accelerating nutrition actions in India Bringing it together National Nutrition Strategy, with targets National Nutrition Mission, with budget Existing landscape of programs State-level nutrition commitment & interest New data on nutrition Improved nutrition in 2022 (and looking towards 2030) How to turn commitment to impact?
  3. 3. POSHAN: a knowledge initiative focused on data & evidence for nutrition Problem • Situation of undernutrition and determinants at national and state level • District-level undernutrition and determinants Solutions • Policies • Programs • Interventions
  4. 4. The many uses of data • Harmonizing our understanding of nutrition, its determinants and coverage of programs • Diagnostic assessments to support priority actions – Geographic and programmatic • Benchmarking for district, state and national reviews • Research • And more!
  5. 5. The POSHAN team’s work with the NFHS-4 summary data State fact sheets District fact sheets ~70,000 data points Topic-specific analyses: coverage, stunting drivers, etc. Trends report Policy Notes District Nutrition Profiles 29 640 1Early to mid-2017 Data Notes 2
  6. 6. POSHAN’s Policy Notes on State Nutrition Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions • Overview of nutrition at the state-level • Highlights nutrition challenges, progress on determinants and coverage • Highlights district- variability within state • Many uses!
  7. 7. POSHAN’s District Nutrition Profiles: 640 districts • Nutrition outcomes, immediate and underlying determinants and coverage • Can be used in many ways and by many actors! – A diagnostic tool to understand the determinants of nutritional outcomes at a local level – To pinpoint areas for strategic actions/interventions – To identify areas for deep-dive analysis/research – To cover nutrition in the local media – For advocacy – And more…
  8. 8. POSHAN Knowledge Products 29 640
  9. 9. RESEARCH AND POLICY PRIORITIES
  10. 10. Priority topics for work with unit-level NFHS-4 data • Update trend analyses, coverage gap maps and other analytics where indicator definitions need further harmonization across survey rounds. • In-depth topical analyses focused on: – Decomposition analyses to understand the drivers of change in several WHA target indicators including stunting, wasting, anemia, and exclusive breastfeeding. • India (overall), and for specific states. – Determinants of nutrition outcomes (esp. wasting and stunting) and the role of immediate and underlying determinants – Nutrition coverage-focused analysis focused on inequity, factors associated with current coverage and changes in coverage – Other topics!
  11. 11. Use of data and knowledge products • Harmonizing our understanding of nutrition – Critical because the people who need to act are so many! • Diagnostic assessments to support priority actions – Geographic and programmatic • Benchmarking for local reviews • “Baseline” for the National Nutrition Strategy/Mission and for state nutrition missions • And more!

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