by aditya abhishek
A tool designed to measure and track hunger at global, national, and regional level is called Global Hunger Index. It has four components and it uses these components to rank a country.
The first component is undernourishment. In this component population share with inadequate calorie intake is counted.
The second component is child stunting. It measures population share of kids under 5 years of age having low height than optimum and chronic undernutrition.
The third component is child wasting. It measures population share of kids under 5 years of age having low weight than optimum and acute undernutrition.
The fourth component is child mortality. It measures population share of kids under 5 years of age that die before completing their fifth birthday.
Once the values are determined for the four components, then each component is given a standardized score. These standardized score are then aggregated to calculate Global Hunger Index.
Global Hunger Index (GHI) is jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welt Hunger Hilfe. However, International Food Policy Research Institute is responsible for calculation.
India ranked at 107 among 121 countries in Global Hunger Index ranking 2022 despite Indian government measures & policies. Indian government rejected this report saying it's misleading.
Countries such as Yemen, Central African Republic, & Madagascar ranked at bottom. While Belarus, Bosnia, Chile, & China ranked at top.
Thanks for reading!