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Global Hunger Index UPSC NOTE

 Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2023

  • GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report.

  • Jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.

  • GHI  comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels. 

It is calculated using four indicators:

  • Undernourishment - The proportion of the population that is unable to consume enough dietary energy for active and healthy living.

  • Child wasting - The proportion of children under the age of five who are too thin for their height.

Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2023

  • Child stunting - The proportion of children under the age of five who are too short for their age.

  • Child mortality - The mortality rate of children under the age of five per 1,000 live births.

  • The GHI score for each country is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100.

  • Higher scores indicating more severe hunger. 

Countries are then classified into one of five categories:

  1. Low: GHI score of less than 5

  2. Moderate: GHI score of 5 to 9.9

  3. Serious: GHI score of 10 to 19.9

  4. Alarming: GHI score of 20 to 34.9

  5. Extremely alarming: GHI score of 35 or higher

India’s rank in 2023

  • India ranks 111 out of 125 countries in hunger index 2023.

  • India’s ranking is based on a GHI score of 28.7 on a 100-point scale.

  • This categorizes India’s severity of hunger as “serious”.

  • 111 India reported the highest child wasting rate at 18.7%. 

  • The country ranked 107th out of 121 countries in 2022. 



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