Policy Briefs & Reports

Budget Brief 2018-19: Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

Prerananandita Baisnab, Avani Kapur

Centre for Policy Research

February 3, 2018

The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is Government of India’s (GoI) flagship programme aimed at providing basic education, health and nutrition services for early childhood development.

This brief uses government reported data to analyse ICDS performance along the following parameters:

Overall trends in allocations and expenditures
Expenditure of Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)
Vacancies amongst human resources
Coverage of beneficiaries and malnutrition rates