IDS Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index

The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index is produced by the Institute of Development Studies. In this index, the IDS ranks and measures countries according to their achievements and failures in addressing hunger and malnutrition.

HANCI 2012 was published in April of 2013. Key findings are:

  • Guatemala was the best, and Guinea Bissau was the worst performing country in 2012.
  • Guinea Bissau shows the lowest level of political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition.
  • Economic growth has not necessarily led to a commitment from governments to tackle hunger and undernutrition.
  • Low wealth or slow economic growth in a country does not necessarily imply low levels of political commitment.
  • Significantly, within areas of high and growing hunger and undernutrition prevalence, some countries are clearly showing much greater political commitment
    undernutrition, leaving traditional powerhouses (South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola) in their wake.
  • The relative commitment to hunger reduction does not predict the relative commitment to nutrition.

Download the full report from the website of the IDS.



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