Impact on Nutritional Outcomes

The second component of the evaluation will assess the efficacy of the TPDS between 2004-5 and 2011-12 looking at data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS). The focus of this study is to assess the role of food subsidies in shaping food consumption and answer a key set of questions around the impact of the PDS on food security, caloric intake and diversity looking at the targeting efficiency of the PDS; how access to the PDS changes food consumption; how subsidies through the PDS stack up against increased household income and shaping food consumption; the nutritional implications of the PDS.

Ongoing Evaluations