Poorest countries lead the fight against hunger and undernutrition

20th September 2013

According to new research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), low income countries like Malawi and Madagascar and lower middle income Guatemala, are leading the charge against hunger and undernutrition, whilst economic powerhouses such as India and Nigeria are failing some of their most vulnerable citizens.

The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries. It is the first global index of its kind showing levels of political commitment to tackle hunger and undernutrition in terms of appropriate policies, legal frameworks and public spending.

The full HANCI 2012 Report is available to download in the Eldis Agriculture and Food Resource Guide.

The HANCI website also contains an infographic showing the full HANCI index country scores and rankings along with interactive tools to explore the data and video interviews with communities affected by hunger and undernutrition.