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2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

last modified Oct 24, 2015 03:07 PM
The 2015 Global Hunger Index has recently been launched

The 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is now available. This year marks the tenth year of the GHI, which measures the state of hunger at the global, regional, and national level.  

Tremendous progress has been made towards eliminating global hunger—with hunger levels in developing countries falling by 27 percent since 2000, and 17 countries halving their hunger scores since 2000.
However, there is still a long way to go. Hunger levels in 52 of the 117 measured countries remain "serious" (44 countries) or "alarming" (8 countries), most of them in Africa south of the Sahara.
This year's report includes a chapter on the relationship between conflict and hunger. Armed conflict disrupts food systems, destroys livelihoods, displaces people, and leaves those who stay unsure when they will eat next. Many countries with the worst GHI scores are engaged in or recently emerged from war.

Ending hunger will require addressing the root causes of conflict by fostering economic development and greater equity within and between countries, and strengthening good governance.

You can access the full report or its shorter synopsis—as well as the data behind the scores—on our website.  A press release and factsheets on the report's findings in Africa south of the Sahara, Asia, and globally are also available.

Help us disseminate the GHI findings and calls for action to your audiences! Please see—and share—our videos, A Decade of Measuring Hunger and Inside the 2015 GHI, and interactive map

Marcia MacNeil
Partner Outreach Communications Specialist
International Food Policy Research Institute
tel: 202 862 8164