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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…

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. …

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…

In the News

Alerta por sequía en Centroamérica (CNN)

Máximo Torero del Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre Políticas Alimentarias habla de los efectos de la sequía provocada por el fenómeno de El Niño. Mira el vídeo en español.  Máximo Torero, of the International Food Policy Research…

In the News

Nigeria will be middle-income country by 2030 (The Punch)

The Annual Trends and Outlook Report from ReSAKSS was featured in an article in The Punch, which brands itself as Nigeria’s most widely-read newspaper. IFPRI Director for Africa Ousmane Badiane was quoted in the article saying how leaders’ “decisions…

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