IFPRI - Global Hunger Index

This dataset contains the data used to calculate the Global Hunger Index Scores for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2015 by IFPRI.

Indicators in this dataset

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Child Mortality

The mortality rate of children younger than the age of five (partially reflecting the fatal synergy of inadequate dietary intake and unhealthy environments). This indicator is also used to calculate the Global Hunger Index (GHI).

Child Stunting

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from stunting (that is, low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition).

Child Wasting

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from wasting (that is, low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition)

Global Hunger Index (GHI)

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated as the average of three indicators, the proportion of the population that is undernourished (Undernourishment), the proportion of underweight children under five years old (Child Stunting and Child Wasting), and the proportion of children dying before age five (Child Mortality). The index ranks countries on a 100 point scale, with 0 being the best and 100 the worst.

Undernourishment

The proportion of undernourished as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient calorie intake). This indicator is also used to calculate the Global Hunger Index (GHI).