The View from the Community

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549962
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720499 | DOI:
The View from the Community

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This chapter presents findings on the impact of the Bank framework of women as ‘agents of change’ on the Bank's projects and the communities at which they are aimed, using TINP. It is a critical analysis of local understandings of TINP, specifically the tools of growth monitoring of preschool children, supplementary feeding, and health education for mothers. In addition, knowledge and practice of child care in Tamil Nadu and women's groups are discussed along with reflections on the main obstacles to addressing undernutrition in Tamil Nadu. The chapter examines the relative importance of choice and circumstance in explaining child hunger.

Keywords: gender inequality; growth monitoring; feeding; education; childcare; women's groups; alcohol; Tamil Nadu

Chapter.  14124 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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