This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
This brief provides an introduction to health inclusion in India for program implementers in public health and development. While inclusion as an objective is inherent in development sector efforts, different sector actors are currently at different stages of their inclusion journey and facing a diverse set of challenges. While some stakeholders may be concerned about identifying and reaching ‘last mile’ or ‘base of pyramid’ populations with their intervention, others may be struggling to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, measure their coverage of different groups, or incorporate an inclusion lens across the project cycle. Wherever you are on this inclusion journey, the Inclusive Development Resource Guide aims to support your efforts, and this brief is the first piece of that support.
The brief will provide program implementers and decision-makers with an introduction to the concept of inclusion, an overview of who still needs to be included in India, a framework for how particular individuals and groups come to be excluded, and a self-assessment tool to understand inclusion in ongoing programs.