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Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

| Updated: October 16, 2021 23:16:01


Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

Bangladesh secures 76th position out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI)-2021 with a 19.1-point score.

With a notch slip from the previous year's rank, the country is still the second best performer in South Asia next to Sri Lanka (65th).

According to the index, Bangladesh is way ahead of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan as these countries are placed at 92nd, 101st and 103rd spots respectively.

However, Nepal shares the same position with Bangladesh while other two South Asian neighbours Bhutan and Maldives are not considered in the ranking.

Bangladesh ranked 75th out of 107 nations in 2020, 88th out of 117 in 2019, and 86th out of 119 in 2018.

Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) has been publishing the GHI since 2018.

The GHI is a tool made to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional and national levels.

The scores are calculated each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger at all levels.

On the other hand, the index measures hunger on a 100-point scale, with 0 (zero) being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst.

The latest report categorises Bangladesh's score as moderate.

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