Policy Dialogue on Accountability in Nutrition

September 30, 2020

Policy Dialogue on Accountability in Nutrition

Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a setback to progress achieved in the nutrition sphere, with women and children bearing disproportionate consequences. Accountability in nutrition can be a useful tool at this time to improve the delivery of essential nutrition services. There has been a movement towards accountability for other government services; for example, social audits for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

This session, co-hosted by the Accountability Initiative, IPE Global, and PULSE for Development, explored the application of accountability mechanisms to improve access and quality of nutrition services in India, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Bidyut Mohanty (Secretary & Founder, SPREAD, Odisha)
  • Gurjeet Singh (State Coordinator & Director, Social Audit Unit, Jharkhand)
  • Rakshita Swamy (Lead, Social Accountability Forum for Action and Research)
  • Sowmya Kidambi (Director, Society for Social Audits, Accountability and Transparency, Gov of Telegana)

Moderated by Yamini Aiyar (President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research)


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