Tuesday, October 19, 2010


PUBLICATION: IFPRI 2010 Global Hunger Index

IFPRI has released its 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI), The challenge of hunger: Focus on the crisis of child undernutrition.

As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half – the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful and multidimensional overview of global hunger. The 2010 GHI shows some improvement over the 1990 GHI, falling by almost one-quarter. Nonetheless, the index for hunger in the world remains at a level characterized as “serious.” The result is unsurprising given that the overall number of hungry people surpassed 1 billion in 2009, even though it decreased to 925 million in 2010, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The tool below allows you to compare the 2010 GHI value from country to country. The complete report is available for download here.

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