Action - Integrated Child Development Services Project II (ICDS II) - Food distribution/supplementation - 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 II (ICDS II)

Programme description

ICDS II activities were carried out in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar between 1993 - 2001. Components of the programme were identical to those in ICDS I.

Programme type

Large scale programmes


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 II is retrieved from the ENA Part II where ICDS II 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)
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M&E system: 

<p>ICDS II was found to be unsuccessful in improving the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh&nbsp;and Bihar. In Madhya Pradesh, there was found to be a 0.62 ppt/year increase in severe underweight prevalence and a 0.18 ppt/year increase in moderate underweight prevalence. In Bihar, a 0.93 ppt/year decrease in severe underweight prevalence and a 1.37 ppt/year decrease in moderate underweight prevalence were found.</p>

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