The overall objective of the project is to synthesize and, where needed, re-analyse existing research to inform and influence current debates on food and nutritional security in India. It will study existing research and commission new analysis to understand the issue of malnutrition and the barriers in the achievement of food and nutritional security in India. The project will also ensure that the findings of this research are responsive to policy discourse in India, particularly the ongoing debate on the National Food Security Act. It reinforces the existing capacity at the NCAER to analyse the links between nutrition and poverty and respond proactively to critical policy issues.
Sonalde Desai (Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland and Professor and Centre Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre, New Delhi) is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social transformation and its impact on the lives of individuals with a focus on education, employment, gender, and maternal and child health. She leads the... Read More
Dinesh Kumar Tiwari is a Fellow at NCAER. He is an anthropologist with rich experience of primary data collection for large-scale social surveys, qualitative interviews, and experimental data collection, with a special focus on field management, monitoring and supervision, and ensuring data quality. He is part of the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), and is... Read More
Jaya Koti is working as a Research Analyst with the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) at NCAER. She holds a post-graduation degree in Rural Development from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She has worked on various projects at the institution, like “Under Nutrition and Public Policy in India”, and the “India Human Development Survey”, among others.... Read More