Action - Integrated Child Development Services Project I (ICDS I) - Other - Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|School age children (SAC)

Programme: Integrated Child Development Services Project I (ICDS I)

Programme description

 ICDS activities carried out in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa between 1990 and 1997.

Programme type

Large scale programmes


The intensity of community health and nutrition workers (CHNWs) , known as Anganwadi workers (ANWs) (estimated at 20 % of full-time equivalents) was 1:1000 persons, i.e. approximately 1:200 children or 10:1000 households.


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. This summary of ICDS I is retrieved from the ENA Part II where ICDS I is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated. 


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Target group: 
Infants and young children
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
School age children (SAC)
Coverage level (%): 
Population coverage of approximately 2,5 %
Outcome indicator(s): 


M&E system: 

<p>While there are no definitive evaluations, most reports on ICDS 1 estimate that the change in underweight&nbsp;attributable to the programme was slight; the rate is plotted&nbsp; as 0,2 ppt/year.&nbsp;</p>


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