2008 Global Hunger Index

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Published on April 7, 2009

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An innovative, enhanced approach for measuring hunger and undernutrition.

2008 Global Hunger Index An innovative, enhanced approach for measuring hunger and undernutrition

The Index combines three indicators and ranks countries accordingly Hunger is measured by using data on: child malnutrition child mortality proportion of people who are calorie deficient

Hunger is measured by using data on:

child malnutrition

child mortality

proportion of people who are calorie deficient

33 countries have “ alarming " or “ extremely alarming ” levels of hunger The index ranks countries on a 100-point scale: 0 being the best (no hunger) 100 being the worst

The index ranks countries on a 100-point scale:

0 being the best (no hunger)

100 being the worst

Number of countries by level of hunger

9 of the 10 countries that ranked the worst are in Sub-Saharan Africa The Democratic Republic of Congo scored the worst, followed by: Eritrea Burundi Niger Sierra Leone Liberia Ethiopia

The Democratic Republic of Congo scored the worst, followed by:

Eritrea

Burundi

Niger

Sierra Leone

Liberia

Ethiopia

Progress in reducing hunger has been minimal in Sub-Saharan Africa Government ineffectiveness, conflict, political instability, and high HIV/AIDS rates contribute to hunger and child mortality in SSA

Government ineffectiveness, conflict, political instability, and high HIV/AIDS rates contribute to hunger and child mortality in SSA

South Asia also has high levels of hunger However, South Asia has made significant strides in reducing hunger since 1990 © 2004 Don Doering

However, South Asia has made significant strides in reducing hunger since 1990

South Asia has a high prevalence of undernourished children mainly due to: Lower nutritional and educational status of women poor nutrition and health programs inadequate water and sanitation services © 2004 Don Doering

mainly due to:

Lower nutritional and educational status of women

poor nutrition and health programs

inadequate water and sanitation services

India ranks 66 out of 88 countries on the 2008 Global Hunger Index 12 Indian states have “alarming” levels of hunger Madhya Pradesh has an “extremely alarming” level of hunger

12 Indian states have “alarming” levels of hunger

Madhya Pradesh has an “extremely alarming” level of hunger

The Global Hunger Index is an important tool to increase attention to the hunger problem mobilize the political will to urgently combat it

increase attention to the hunger problem

mobilize the political will to urgently combat it

The Global Hunger Index is an important tool to highlight countries most vulnerable to the global food crisis help development organizations to better target countries by identifying those with the most severe hunger

highlight countries most vulnerable to the global food crisis

help development organizations to better target countries by identifying those with the most severe hunger

Meeting basic needs is key to ending hunger Governments and civil society must increase investments in: agriculture & research health & nutrition education social protection © 2005 Klaus von Grebmer

Governments and civil society must increase investments in:

agriculture & research

health & nutrition

education

social protection

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