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The key findings of the 2014 Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index are:

  • Peru secures the number one position on the HANCI by unseating Guatemala, which was number one in 2012 and 2013.
  • Sustaining and accelerating India’s growing political commitment will be key to tackling disproportionate numbers of undernourished children.
  • Guinea-BissauSudan and Angola are at the bottom of the rankings.

Competition for HANCI’s top spot is very tight. In HANCI 2012 Guatemala’s scores were substantially higher than those of the other top five countries. This gap declined in HANCI 2013 and Peru has now overtaken Guatemala.

Worryingly, countries that were at the bottom of the HANCI 2013 ranking continue to languish at the bottom in 2014, despite modest progress on selected indicators; for example, Guinea-BissauSudan and Angola.

South AfricaCôte d’Ivoire and Cameroon show the biggest upward leaps in HANCI rankings, Tanzania the sharpest drop.

Political commitment is faltering in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and biggest economy.

Some low-ranked countries demonstrate a clear improvement in commitment (relative to others). In addition to South AfricaCôte d’Ivoire and CameroonDR CongoMaliKenya and Philippines moved up five or more HANCI ranks in 2014. In all of these cases, this is underpinned by absolute improvements on at least five indicators. 

Download the 2014 report

The full referenced dataset used to calculate the 2014 HANCI Index is available to download as an excel spreadsheet (xlsx, 38KB).

The key findings of the 2013 Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index are:

  • Guatemala claims top spot for the 2nd year in a row, however competition is heating up
  • Some low ranked countries are demonstrating a clear improvement in commitment but others appear to be going backwards
  • Guinea Bissau, Sudan and Myanmar languish at the bottom of the rankings

Guatemala claims top spot for the 2nd year in a row, however competition for HANCI’s top spot it heating up. In the HANCI 2013, Guatemala is closely followed by Peru. The gap between Guatemala (2012 HANCI leader) and the other top countries has declined. Guatemala’s ‘rivals’ showed net improvements across all indicators, whereas Guatemala saw a weaker absolute performance.

Some low ranked countries are demonstrating a clear improvement in commitment. Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Liberia and Myanmar are all showing improvements. They have made progress on a variety of indicators (although there are some indicators on which they have not improved).

Guinea Bissau, Sudan and Myanmar languish at the bottom of the rankings and are demonstrating a decline in relative commitment compared to last year. These countries are increasingly getting left behind.

This polarisation in the lower regions of the index is a cause for concern.

HANCI reports separately for developing countries and donor countries. The 2013 donor country index is coming soon. You can register to receive project updates on our contact page.

Download the HANCI 2013 report
  • Download the 2013 Data as an Excel spreadsheet  (XLSX 34KB)

The HANCI 2013 Infographic

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Download the 2013 infographic

You can also download a visual representation of the 2013 HANCI data.


Country Scorecards

HANCI 2012 for developing countries

HANCI 2012 donor country index

Related research documents

HANCI was preceded by a 2 year project to develop a pilot Hunger Reduction Commitment Index which has informed the development of the current HANCI index. Some of the documentation produced as part of that process may be of interest and is listed below.