After looking up some information for yesterday’s post, I realized that the International Food Policy Research Institute has a great visualization tool of their last World Hunger Index report online. Click on the country of your choice to find out where it ranks on the Index and to get data on the Index’ three attributes: what percentage of the population is undernourished, what proportion of children under 5 are underweight, and what the mortality rate of children under 5 is in the respective country. IFPRI weighs those three indicators equally to determine in which countries hunger is most prevalent.
In addition, their website has a wealth of information – you can look at an interactive version of the report here, and download the full report as well as regional fact sheets here. For a first overview, I can recommend the Global, Regional and National Trends site.
[edited to add: this post was supposed to be super nifty and embed the map, but after an hour of Googling I realized that wordpress.com doesn’t let me do that. So you’ll just have to believe the awesomeness and click the link 😉 ]