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2011 Global Hunger Index: The Challenge of Hunger: Taming price spikes and excessive food price volatility

Klaus von Grebmer (), Maximo Torero (), Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Heidi Fritschel, Doris Wiesmann, Yisehac Yohannes, Lilly Schofield and Constanze von Oppeln

No 69, Issue briefs from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the sixth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. It shows that although the world has made some progress in reducing hunger, the proportion of hungry people remains high. The 2011 GHI has improved by slightly more than one-quarter over the 1990 GHI, but globally, hunger remains at a level categorized as “serious.” In addition to presenting the 2011 GHI scores, the report examines the issue of price spikes and excessive food price volatility, which have significant effects on poor and hungry people.

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; Food prices; price spikes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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