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Integrated Child Development Services, GOI, 2013-14

Avani Kapur

The Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) scheme is one of the world’s largest programmes for early child development, aiming to improve the nutritional and health status of children aged 0 to 6 years, pregnant and nursing women.

Using government data, this brief reports on ICDS performance along the following parameters:

  • Trends in budgetary allocations and expenditures
  • Trends in number of anganwadi centres opened
  • Human resource capacity
  • Coverage of the scheme in terms of eligible beneficiaries
  • Outcomes (percentage of malnourished children)

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