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GHI 2010

  1. 1. African Proverb The hunger of one… is the shame of all.
  2. 2. 2010 Global Hunger Index October 2010
  3. 3. Why a Global Hunger Index? • To raise awareness of regional and country differences in hunger • To help learn from successes and failures in hunger reduction • To provide incentives to act and improve international ranking • To focus on one major hunger-related topic every year Targeted to policymakers, donors, media, public
  4. 4. • Ranking is a powerful tool. • Other sectors use it successfully too. • It gets public and professional attention. • A special subject can be highlighted.
  5. 5. GHI measures three dimensions of hunger • Undernourishment • Child underweight • Child mortality
  6. 6. Countries ranked on a 100 point scale Minimum and maximum values not observed in practice
  7. 7. How up-to-date are the data?
  8. 8. GHI ranks regions by hunger prevalence (lowest to highest) 2010 Latin America and the Caribbean Near East and North Africa Southeast Asia Sub-Saharan Africa South Asia
  9. 9. Regional performance and progress
  10. 10. Country performance by severity Alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger in 29 countries
  11. 11. Country progress since 1990
  12. 12. Winners and losers from 1990 GHI to 2010 GHI Countries with both GHI 1990 and GHI 2010 less than five are excluded
  13. 13. Gross national income and the Global Hunger Index in countries of South and Southeast Asia
  14. 14. Fighting the crisis of early childhood undernutrition • Child underweight contributes nearly half of the points (7.4 of 15.1) to the world GHI score. • South Asia: Child underweight accounts for > half the score. • Sub-Saharan Africa: Child underweight has improved very slightly from 1990 to 2010 (from 27 to 24 percent). • Countries need to accelerate progress in improving child nutrition in order to improve their GHI scores.
  15. 15. The perilous 1,000 days -9 to 24 mo Weight-for-height Weight-for-age Height-for-age
  16. 16. Height-for-age by region Europe & Central Asia Latin America & the Caribbean North Africa & the Near East Sub-Saharan Africa South Asia
  17. 17. Determinants of child undernutrition and interventions to address them
  18. 18. Policy recommendations • Target nutrition interventions to the window of opportunity. • Tackle the underlying conditions that cause undernutrition. • Foster gender equity. • Prioritize nutrition in political and policy processes. • Engage, empower, and ensure sustained support for local actors in the area of nutrition.
  19. 19. • Available from www.ifpri.org/publication /2010-global-hunger-index • In English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian • Embed interactive world hunger map • Wikipedia and Google Books • Available as interactive e- book for Kindle, iPad, and mobile phone

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