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  • In the News

    Half the Kids in This Part of India Are Stunted (The New York Times)

    The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof included the Global Nutrition Report in his column about malnutrition in India. The column pulls from the report that a majority of children under five in Uttar Pradesh, India are stunted. View all years of IFPRI's…

  • An Overview of the 2015 GHI Media Coverage
    In the News

    The 2015 Global Hunger Index: The Media Perspective

    Reporters at top media outlets around the world covered the 2015 Global Hunger Index to help tell the story of the one in nine people who still go hungry. The Washington Post’s Adam Taylor used a series of maps to give readers a visual overview of the…

  • In the News

    Hunger and social development (Pakistan Today)

    The editorial board of Pakistan Today penned an editorial praising the 2015 Global Hunger Index and saying it “should act as an eye opener to countries like Pakistan.” The country has the 11 th highest GHI score in the report, indicating a “serious”…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

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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…

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