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Investigating the Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index has directed attention to several methodological issues in understanding hunger. An attempt is made to formulate a Karnataka District Hunger Index using a modified version of GHI’s methodology, developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute. The findings show that backward pockets in the state have a higher hunger index, which also holds for socially and economically backward populations. The database at the subregional level should be strengthened for a better understanding of hunger-related issues.

District Health Accounts: An Empirical Investigation

Economic reforms combined with a resource crunch have compelled planners and policymakers alike to constantly and frequently take stock of resources available to the vital health sector. Estimations of health sector resources and financial flows accruing to this sector were for a long while limited mainly to public sector alone. This paper attempts a micro-level estimation of health accounts at a district level in the hope of evolving, in due course, a mor
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