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POSHAN Abhiyaan, or National Nutrition Mission, is the Government of India’s flagship program to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. To assess how POSHAN Abhiyaan can accelerate current trends of decline in stunting, wasting and anaemia by scaling up coverage of key interventions, a modelling analysis was done using the Lived Saved Tool (LiST). In addition to the scaling up of interventions, important investments in social determinants, especially related to the status of girls and women (education during childhood, reducing early marriage and early pregnancy, improving care during and after pregnancy), poverty and food security, were important for reducing stunting. This document covers the status and roll-out of systems strengthening efforts, as well as successes and challenges related to the core platforms of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and National Health Mission (NHM), which implicate focused attention to accelerate intervention coverage and convergence to meet the goals of POSHAN Abhiyaan. It is a useful resource for implementers. Click here to read the document.