Policy Briefs & Reports

Integrated Child Development Services

Ritwik Shukla, Sharad Pandey, Avani Kapur

Centre for Policy Research

February 16, 2021

Integrated Child Development Services is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship programme aimed at providing basic education, health, and nutrition services for early childhood development. It has now been combined with POSHAN Abhiyaan to form Saksham Anganwadi and

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:

Required funds, allocations, and releases;
Changes in coverage and service delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
Human resources; and
Malnutrition status