Home » Global Hunger Index 2021 Report Released

Global Hunger Index 2021 Report Released

Global Hunger Index 2021 report has been released on October 14, 2021. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels.

Prepared by:

The report was prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe.

India’s Rank:

India is ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index. With a score of 27.5, India has a level of hunger that is serious.

In 2020, India was ranked 94th out of 107 countries.

» Neighboring countries like Sri Lanka (65), Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) have moderate Hunger levels while Pakistan (92) has serious hunger level.

Global Hunger Index 2021 Rank:

» For the 2021 GHI report, data were assessed for 135 countries. Out of these, 2021 GHI scores and ranks have been calculated for 116 countries.

» For 19 countries, individual scores could not be calculated and ranks could not be determined owing to lack of data.

Top Countries:

» The 18 countries with 2021 GHI scores of less than 5 are not assigned individual ranks, but rather are collectively ranked 1–18. Differences between their scores are minimal. Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba are among the top 18 countries.

Bottom Country:

» Somalia is ranked 116th out of 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index. Somalia has the highest level of hunger. With a score of 50.8, Somalia has a level of hunger that is extremely alarming.

Method:
The GHI score is calculated on following four indicators:
  1. Undernourishment: the share of the population that is undernourished.
  2. Child Wasting: the share of children under the age of five who are wasted.
  3. Child Stunting: children under the age of five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition.
  4. Child Mortality: the mortality rate of children under the age of five.
The GHI scores on a 100-point GHI Severity Scale, where 0 is the best score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst.
GHI Severity Scale:
  • Low (≤ 9.9)
  • Moderate (10.0–19.9)
  • Serious (20.0–34.9)
  • Alarming (35.0–49.9)
  • Extremely alarming (≥ 50.0)

Also Read:

English English Hindi Hindi