Health economics and health policy interventions have received less than adequate space in discourses of research and macro policy. This book aims to bridge the gap in evaluation studies of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). It sails into the neglected areas of policy research. ICDS is the largest child health and nutrition program running in India since 1975. Besides laying out the objectives and spread of the program, this book attempts to capture the effectiveness of ICDS. It also forays into the much talked but rarely quantified aspect of quality of services and its effect of program usage. It lays theoretical background for further research into this extremely important aspect of the program.