This dataset contains the data used to calculate the Global Hunger Index Scores for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2015 by IFPRI.

Indicator Min-Max
Number of years
/ Obs Min / Max
Child Mortality
Child Stunting
Child Wasting
Global Hunger Index (GHI)
Undernourishment

The mortality rate of children younger than the age of five (partially reflecting the fatal synergy of inadequate dietary intake and unhealthy environments).

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from stunting (that is, low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition).

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from wasting (that is, low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition)

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated as the average of three indicators, the proportion of the population that is undernourished (Undernourishment), the proportion of underweight children un

Measurement unit: 
Index (0; 100)

The proportion of undernourished as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient calorie intake).

Measurement unit: 
Index (0; 100)
University or Research Institution

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