Notes on the Differing ‘States’ of Child Undernutrition in Rural India

  • John Harriss
  • Neha Kohli
Volume 40 Number 4
Published: July 1, 2009
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.
From Issue: Vol. 40 No. 4 (2009) | Lifting the Curse: Overcoming Persistent Undernutrition in India