2022 - G LOBAL HUNGER INDEX - FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE
15 September 2022
The overlapping crises facing the world are expos- ing the failures of food systems, from global to local, and highlight- ing the vulnerability of populations around the world to hunger. [...] The situation is likely to worsen in the face of the current barrage of The 2022 GHI score for the world is considered moderate, but at overlapping global crises—conflict, climate change, and the eco- 18.2 it shows only a slight decline from the 2014 score of 19.1. [...] South Countries Asia has the highest child stunting rate and by far the highest child Hunger is at an alarming level in 5 countries—Central African Repub- wasting rate of any world region.1 In Africa South of the Sahara, the lic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and prevalence of undernourishment and the rate of child mortality are Yemen—and is provisionally considered alarming. [...] The data used to calculate GHI scores come from published UN sources (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation), the World Bank, and the Demographic and Health Surveys Program. [...] The tools for engaging citizens and pro- diversity of local government settings, it is important to ensure that moting accountability need to be appropriate to the context—that is, governance efforts are well matched to conditions and capacities on the community’s degree of local government autonomy, the degree the ground and to be realistic about the replicability of such tools.