2017 global hunger index: The inequalities of hunger: Synopsis

Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, Naomi Hossain, Tracy Brown, Nilam Prasai, Yisehac Yohannes, Fraser Patterson, Andrea Sonntag, Sophia-Maria Zimmerman, Olive Towey, Connell Foley
global hunger index

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the twelfth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but that this progress has been uneven, with levels of hunger still serious or alarming in 51 countries and extremely alarming in one country. This year’s report shines a light on the inequalities underlying hunger—including geographic, income, and gender inequality—and the inequalities of social, political, and economic power in which they are rooted.