2012 Global Hunger Index by Severity


The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is based on three equally weighted indicators:

  • the proportion of undernourished as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient dietary energy intake);
  • the prevalence of underweight in children under the age of five (indicating the proportion of children suffering from low weight for their age);
  • the under-five mortality rate (partially reflecting the fatal synergy between inadequate dietary intake and unhealthy environments).

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Welthungerhilfe/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)/Concern Worldwide
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