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Media Factsheet

Global Hunger Index 2015- Africa Fact Sheet

38 countries in Africa South of the Sahara included in the report Hunger in the region rated “serious”  Key Findings and Trends Scores among the 117 countries in the report varied widely. Scores of 9.9 or lower denote low hunger; scores between 35.0 and…

Global Hunger Index 2015 - Severity Scale
Media Factsheet

Global Hunger Index 2015 Fact Sheet

117 countries rated in the 2015 Global Hunger Index Hunger levels remain “serious” or “alarming” in 52 developing countries Key Findings and Trends Tremendous progress has been made toward eliminating global hunger. The level of hunger in developing countries…

In the News

Conflict drives ‘alarming’ global hunger, report shows (BBC)

The Global Hunger Index was covered in an article by the BBC’s Mark Kinver, who explored the conflict angle of the report. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was quoted in the article: "We are more confident today than ever before that we can end hunger…

In the News

Mapping the world’s hunger problem (Washington Post)

The Washington Post covered the 2015 Global Hunger Index with a series of maps to help readers gain a visual understanding of hunger worldwide. The article examines hunger severity, progress, world population growth, and the death toll from famine. View all…

Media Factsheet

Global Hunger Index 2015- Asia Fact Sheet

19 South, East, and Southeast Asian countries included in the report Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and North Korea have the highest hunger levels in Asia Key Findings and Trends Scores among the 117 countries in the report varied widely. Scores of…

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Hard-nosed compassion (The Economist)

The Economist published  an article  that mentioned  a study  by Amy Margolies and John Hoddinott about the benefits of distributing aid via cash due to the reduced cost of transport and other factors. According to the story, “20% more people could have been…

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Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment' (BBC)

IFPRI Director for Africa  Ousmane Badiane   was quoted in a  BBC article  about the international effort to help farmers in Africa deal with climate change. Said Badiane: "When given the right options and incentives, farmers can drive sustainable agricultural…

Press Statement

Shenggen Fan statement on Sustainable Development Goals summit

As world leaders agree to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this week, which will anchor the global development agenda for the next 15 years, it is critical to keep the focus on ending hunger and undernutrition—a stepping stone to ending extreme poverty…

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There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century (The Guardian)

The Guardian ran an op-ed by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Lawrence Haddad, as well as Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Udomkesmalee. The op-ed focused on the recently-released Global Nutrition Report and the strides being taken to end malnutrition worldwide.