To rank countries and illustrate trends in hunger worldwide, IFPRI, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe developed the Global Hunger Index (GHI), which captures four indicators of hunger: undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. Using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF, the index ranks countries on a 100-point scale, with 0 being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst. The GHI is updated annually to track progress. By highlighting this information, the index serves as a tool for mobilizing political will and promoting effective policies to combat hunger. For more than a decade, the GHI has helped to increase country accountability in order to reduce hunger and undernutrition.
To support its member countries in their efforts to become food secure, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been working with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in designing accessible tools built on accurate data and sound analyses to foster evidence-based formulation and evaluation of policies and actions. Established >> Read more
2016 will mark 11 years of the Global Hunger Index (GHI). For more than a decade, the GHI has contributed to increasing accountability to improving hunger and malnutrition at the global, regional, and national levels.
Since 2006, IFPRI and Welthungerhilfe have been collaborating in developing and publishing the Global Hunger Index Report. Barbel Dieckman, President of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, spoke on the impact of this Report in reducing hunger and undernutrition.