2011 Global Hunger Index

The challenge of hunger: Taming price spikes and excessive food price volatility

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The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the sixth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. It shows that although the world has made some progress in reducing hunger, the proportion of hungry people remains high.

The 2011 GHI has improved by slightly more than one-quarter over the 1990 GHI, but globally, hunger remains at a level categorized as “serious.” In addition to presenting the 2011 GHI scores, the report examines the issue of price spikes and excessive food price volatility, which have significant effects on poor and hungry people.

Author: 
von Grebmer, Klaus
Torero, Maximo
Olofinbiyi, Tolulope
Fritschel, Heidi
Wiesmann, Doris
Yohannes, Yisehac
Schofield, Lilly
von Oppeln, Constanze
Published date: 
2011
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
69
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