Bangladesh moves 13 notches up in 2020 Global Hunger Index


DHAKA, Oct 17, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh has maintained a steady progress in tackling hunger as the country has moved 13 notches up in the 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

The country has been ranked 75th out of 107 qualifying countries in the 2020 GHI with a score of 20.4 while Bangladesh’s rank was 88 out of 117 counties in the last year.

According to the GHI report published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, Bangladesh is ahead of India and Pakistan as these two neighbouring countries have been ranked 94th and 88th places respectively in 2020 GHI.

However, despite of Bangladesh’s steady progress in the GHI, the report described the country’s hunger status as “serious” one.

Among other qualifying South Asian countries, Sri Lanka with the rank 64th and Nepal with the rank 73rd are ahead of Bangladesh in the index.

The GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. GHI scores are calculated each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger.

The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a way to compare levels of hunger between countries and regions, and call attention to those areas of the world where hunger levels are highest and where the need for additional efforts to eliminate hunger is greatest.