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Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index - HANCI

The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) ranks governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition. The index was created to provide greater transparency and public accountability by measuring what actions governments take, and what they fail to do to address it


  1. The third Global HANCI was launched on 30 September 2015. As the #GlobalGoals have just been agreed, HANCI offers a unique tool to monitor political commitment by governments and civil society groups. While it is good news that nutrition is present within the goals, the current focus within the #SDGs is not enough.
  2. There are still some incredibly concerning figures that will make achieving Goal 2 to ‘end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’ will require constant monitoring of the outcomes as well as countries’ political commitment to drive these.
  3. Within the #HANCIndex 2014 there were some interesting findings of who is at the top, making progress and stuck at the bottom:

  4. Launched on 18 November 2014, the HANCI donor index is a league table that measures the political commitment of donor governments to reducing hunger and nutrition in developing countries. The index seeks to hold donors to account and assesses their performance against 14 indicators spanning the dimensions of agriculture and food security, nutrition, climate change, gender and social protection.
  5. The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome represents a major opportunity for national and global leaders to reassert their commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition. Former IDS director Lawrence Haddad and lead HANCI researcher Dolf te Lintelo call for leaders to be bold and commit to reducing hunger and malnutrition.