Analysis of Maharashtra’s Decline in Childhood Stunting
UNICEF and IDS are collaborating to undertake an in-depth analysis of the factors that may have led to the 16% decline in child stunting in Maharashtra evidenced in surveys covering the period 2006-2012.
Analysis of changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of child undernutrition in the state will combine econometric regression analysis of survey data; with qualitative analysis of stakeholder interviews with key policy makers, practitioners and activists; and a number of desk and literature reviews.
The results achieved in Maharashtra are potentially of state, national and international significance. This project will document systematically what have been the direct and indirect determinants of this decline for future advocacy, policy formulation and programme design and implementation in India and beyond.