Notes on the Differing ‘States’ of Child Undernutrition in Rural India
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There are now striking differences between major states of India in terms of their performance in reducing undernutrition among children. This article explores the underlying political and institutional factors that may account for these differences, and shows the strong correspondence between measures of the capacity, responsiveness and accountability of different state governments and their performance in improving the nutrition of children.
CitationHarriss, J. and Kohli, N. (2009) Notes on the Differing ‘States’ of Child Undernutrition in Rural India. IDS Bulletin 40(4): 9-15
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