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The concept of the global hunger index

Klaus von Grebmer (), Jill Bernstein, Naomi Hossain, Tracy Brown, Nilam Prasai, Yisehac Yohannes, Fraser Patterson, Andrea Sonntag, Sophia-Maria Zimmerman, Olive Towey and Connell Foley

Chapter 1 in 2017 Global Hunger Index: The inequalities of hunger, 2017, pp 6-9 from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a means to compare the levels of hunger between countries and regions, and call attention to the areas of the world in greatest need of additional resources to eliminate hunger.

Keywords: Americas; South America; Europe; Asia; Africa South of Sahara; Africa; hunger; nutrition; health; malnutrition; gender; women; income; undernutrition; wasting disease (nutritional disorder); food security; nutrition security; underweight; undernourishment; overnutrition; child mortality; child wasting; child stunting; sustainable development goals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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