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2010 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger: The challenge of hunger: Focus on the crisis of child undernutrition

Klaus von Grebmer (), Marie Ruel (), Purnima Menon, Bella Nestorova, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Heidi Fritschel, Yisehac Yohannes, Constanze von Oppeln, Olive Towey, Kate Golden and Jennifer Thompson

No 65, Issue briefs from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: 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 multidimensional overview of global hunger. The 2010 GHI is the fifth in an annual series that records the state of global, regional, and national hunger. The 2010 GHI shows some improvement over the 1990 GHI, falling by almost one-quarter, but overall the index for hunger in the world remains at a level characterized as serious.

Keywords: Child mortality; Countries in transition; Developing countries; evaluation; Food availability; food crisis; food security; gender inequality; Hunger; Indicators; malnutrition; Malnutrition in children; Poverty; Measuring poverty; Undernutrition; Transitional economies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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