Nepal has made improvement to reduce hunger with a score of 19.1 in the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI), a drop from 21.2 in 2014.
The country is ranked 81st out of the 121 countries, ahead of some South Asian countries, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. However, it is behind Sri Lanka which is ranked 64th with 13.6 points. India's position has depleted because it fell to 107th position with 29.1 points. Similarly, Bangladesh is ranked 84th with 19.6, while Pakistan 99th with 26.1. Afghanistan is ranked 1.9th with 29.9.
The GHI score is calculated in 100 point scale where zero is the best score that implies no hunger and 100 is the worst.
The aim of the GHI is to trigger action to end hunger around the world, it has been shared. As the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows, Nepal scoring 81st rank on the GHI signifies that it has a moderate level of hunger. It has continued to do improvements on the GHI scores over the past 22 years. Nepal scored 37 on the GHI Trend in 2000.
The GHI report was published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe amid a function here organised by the NGO Federation of Nepal. The index less than 10 points reflect low hunger, and between 10 and 19.9 moderate hunger. Similarly, from 20 to 34.9 indicates serious hunger, and from 35 to 49.9 alarming. Above 50 reveals extremely alarming.
The score dropped to 30 in 2007, 21.2 in 2014 and 19.1 in 2022.