In 2018, the Government of India, as part of the POSHAN Abhiyaan, launched the Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) with an ambitious target of reducing anemia by 3 percentage points per annum till 2022. Critical to its success are:
- Adopting a systems approach;
- Ensuring adequate and efficient planning;
- Allocation, disbursement, and utilisation of the budget.
Each pillar requires evidence-based policy insights to support programme management for greater impact.
In this context, Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research is co-organising a webinar to understand how development partners and civil society organisations can come together to support India’s states in enhancing the programme’s financial efficiency.
Between July 2019 and June 2020, UNICEF through the Technical Support Unit, and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) have developed a framework for comprehensively tracking AMB budgets across the financial cycle (planning, allocation, disbursement, and expenditure). They have supported policy-makers for effective implementation.
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) is hosting the webinar in collaboration with us, to present preliminary insights from the analysis of the framework. Views will be sought from technical experts, development partners, and civil society organisations on priority issues for research and policy action across programmes in general and AMB in particular.
To join the webinar, register here.
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