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Inside a Nutrition Center (anganwadi) and Skills Center in India

June 29, 2016

Over the last ten years, India has expanded its national programs on nutrition, early learning, and health to support about 102 million children as well as pregnant women through a vast network of 1.3 million village nutrition centers (anganwadi). As part of his two-day visit to India, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim went to an anganwadi center in New Delhi to experience the magnitude of the challenges that the government is facing in tackling malnutrition. He also visited a skills center to see efforts being made to improve skills and the need to invest in the early years of childhood.