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    Does building more toilets stop the spread of disease? Impact evidence from India

    International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015
    Over one-third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to improved sanitation live in India. Nearly 69 per cent of the population practise open defecation. Typically, the government of India’s national sanitation schemes have focused on building more latrines for reducing open defecation, health-related illness and child malnutrition.
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    Climate shocks, food and nutrition security: evidence from the Young Lives cohort study

    Oxfam, 2014
    Many people living in poor communities in Ethiopia, India (particularly, Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam experience climatic shocks such as droughts and floods, and are often faced with issues of food insecurity. 
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    Dietary Diversity and Women’s BMI among Farm Households in Rural India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015
    Undernutrition is more widespread and persistent in South Asia, including India, with higher numbers of undernourished people living in rural areas. Indian evidence often shows a weak linkage between agriculture and nutrition, though there is ample scope for agriculture to contribute towards reducing undernutrition.
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    Is There an Enabling Environment for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture in South Asia? Stakeholder Perspectives from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015
    Almost half of all children in South Asia are stunted. Although agriculture has the potential to be a strong driver of undernutrition reduction and serves as the main source of livelihood for over half of South Asia’s population, its potential to reduce undernutrition is currently not being realized.
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    Rural sanitation transformation in Himachal Pradesh

    CLTS Foundation, 2014
    The world remains off track to meet the sanitation MDG target. The key culprit for this is India. Against the global open defecation rate of 15%, in India over 50% of its 1.2 billion population continue to defecate in the open everyday. However, even in this dismal scenario, there are beacons of hope.
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    Emerging seed markets: the role of Brazilian, Chinese and Indian seeds in African agriculture

    Future Agricultures Consortium, 2014
    In recent years, three of the largest emerging powers, Brazil, China and India, have all brought about incredible agricultural revolutions and seeds have played a big part in that story. Nowadays, their seed markets are all within the world’s top ten in terms of value and their companies are eager to expand into new markets, particularly in Africa.
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    Potential impacts of iron biofortification in India

    Social Science and Medicine, 2008
    Iron deficiency is a widespread nutrition and health problem in developing countries, causing impairments in physical activity and cognitive development, as well as maternal mortality. Although food fortification and supplementation programmes have been effective in some countries, their overall success remains limited.
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    Fostering synergy between health and ICDS for advancing child survival and development

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2009
    Valsad district, in the state of Gujarat, undertook a process to synchronise the administration, jurisdiction and function of Health department and the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS). Synchronisation refers to the act of working together, so that the co-operation of different entities leads to a more fruitful outcome than would be possible individually.
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    Evaluating the impact of supplying double fortified salt through the public distribution system (PDS) on anemia in Bihar, India

    International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015
    Out of the 2 billion people suffering from anemia worldwide, about half of these cases are traceable to Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) (WHO, 2007). In India 24% of men and 56% of women are anemic (National Family Health Survey, 2005-06). IDA has been associated with low productivity in adults and cognitive and physical stunting among children.
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    Measures, spatial profile and determinants of dietary diversity: evidence from India

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    Food security policies in developing countries generally focus on calorie intake, which is not sufficient to tackle the triple burden of malnutrition: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition. Consumption of a diverse diet is important to lessen the burden and is constrained by different factors.

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