Which 7 countries are most committed to ending hunger? In a recently published index, researchers analysed the political commitment to hunger and nutrition of 45 developing countries

by Dolf te Lintelo

The 2013 Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index  ranks governments according to commitment: green is high or moderate, orange is low and red is very low. Photograph: Institute of Development Studies

Some of the world’s poorest countries are taking significant strides in addressing undernutrition and hunger, according to new evidence from the hunger and nutrition commitment index (Hanci) 2013. Guatemala, Peru, Malawi, Brazil, Madagascar, Nepal and Tanzania were rated highly committed, but Burundi and Liberia have made progress on action to reduce chronic hunger and undernutrition.