1. African Proverb
The hunger of one…
is the shame of all.
2. 2010 Global
3. Why a Global Hunger Index?
• To raise awareness of regional and country differences
• To help learn from successes and failures in hunger
• To provide incentives to act and improve international
• To focus on one major hunger-related topic every year
Targeted to policymakers, donors, media, public
4. • Ranking is a powerful
• Other sectors use it
• It gets public and
• A special subject can be
5. GHI measures three dimensions of hunger
• Child underweight
• Child mortality
6. Countries ranked on a 100 point scale
Minimum and maximum values not observed in practice
7. How up-to-date are the data?
8. GHI ranks regions by hunger prevalence
(lowest to highest)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Near East and North Africa
9. Regional performance and progress
10. Country performance by severity
Alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger in 29 countries
11. Country progress since 1990
12. Winners and losers from 1990 GHI to 2010 GHI
Countries with both GHI 1990 and GHI 2010 less than five are excluded
13. Gross national income and the Global Hunger
Index in countries of South and Southeast Asia
14. Fighting the crisis of early childhood
• 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. The perilous 1,000 days
-9 to 24 mo Weight-for-height
16. Height-for-age by region
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & the
North Africa & the
17. Determinants of child undernutrition and
interventions to address them
18. Policy recommendations
• Target nutrition interventions to the window of
• 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.
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