Data Collection Essential To Creating Nutrition Programs, Evaluating Progress In India

Livemint: Advances in nutrition: myth or reality?
Purnima Menon and Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellows at the International Food Policy Research Institute

“…State-level trend data is essential to build data-driven nutrition strategies for individual states. … Overall, we believe good news [on nutrition in India] exists, and that progress against undernutrition in India is not a myth. Nonetheless, having systems that reliably and frequently generate data on a consistent set of indicators across the country will enable greater insights on how to lift the curse of malnutrition” (2/23).