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The concept of the global hunger index

Klaus von Grebmer (), Jill Bernstein, Nilam Prasai, Sandra Yin, Yisehac Yohannes, Olive Towey, Andrea Sonntag, Larissa Neubauer and Alex de Waal

Chapter 1 in 2015 Global hunger index: Armed conflict and the challenge of hunger, 2015, pp 6-11 from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country.1 Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress, or the lack thereof, in decreasing hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in the struggle against hunger. By calling attention to the issue, we hope that this report will trigger action to reduce hunger around the world.

Keywords: hunger; nutrition; undernutrition; malnutrition; wasting; stunting; child mortality; children; underweight; obesity; famine; food security; nutrition security; food supply; food consumption; food production; agricultural policies; indicators; conflict; civil wars; migration; refugees; sustainable development goal; sustainability; developing countries; developed countries; industrialized countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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