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Global Hunger Index, 2020 released:
What is Global Hunger Index?
The report is a peer-reviewed publication released annually by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.
How are Countries ranked?
The GHI scores are based on a formula that captures three dimensions of hunger—insufficient caloric intake, child undernutrition, and child mortality—using four component indicators:
- UNDERNOURISHMENT: the share of the population that is under-nourished, reflecting insufficient caloric intake
- CHILD WASTING: the share of children under the age of five who are wasted (low weight-for-height), reflecting acute undernutrition.
- CHILD STUNTING: the share of children under the age of five who are stunted (low height-for-age), reflecting chronic undernutrition.
- CHILD MORTALITY: the mortality rate of children under the age of five.
The GHI ranks countries on a 100-point scale, with 0 being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst. Values less than 10 reflect low hunger, values from 20 to 34.9 indicate serious hunger; values from 35 to 49.9 are alarming; and values of 50 or more are extremely alarming.
- India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition.
- India ranks 94 out of 107 countries in the Index, lower than her neighbours such as Bangladesh (75) and Pakistan (88).
- The report put India under serious category with the score of 27.2.
- The child stunting rate in India was 37.4 %.
- The child wasting was at 17.3 %.
- The undernourishment rate of India was at 14% and child mortality at 3.7 %.
- About GHI.
- Released by?
- Ranking of countries.
- Performance of India.
- India vs neighbours.
How India has performed in the latest Global Hunger Index? Discuss.
Sources: the Hindu.