Global Hunger Index 2022: Sri Lanka ranks 64th out of 121 countries.

In the 2022 Global Hunger Index, Sri Lanka ranks 64th out of the 121 countries with sufficient data to calculate 2022 GHI scores. With a score of 13.6, Sri Lanka has a level of hunger that is moderate.

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels, reflecting multiple dimensions of hunger over time. The GHI is intended 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.

How the GHI Is Calculated

Each country’s GHI score is calculated based on a formula that combines four indicators that together capture the multidimensional nature of hunger:


Undernourishment: the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake.

Child Stunting

Child stunting: the share of children under age five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition.

Child Wasting

Child wasting: the share of children under age five who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition.

Child Mortality

Child mortality: the share of children who die before their fifth birthday, partly reflecting the fatal mix of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments.

Source: www.globalhungerindex.org

Source: www.globalhungerindex.org/Sri Lanka


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