The theme of the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report is resilience in theory and in practice. Chapter 03 describes a framework for resilience that could change how the development and humanitarian sectors design and implement interventions. It also offers examples of resilience-building programs that combine relief and development and explores indicators for measuring resilience in relation to food and nutrition security. Chapter 04 spotlights lessons learned from several programs carried out by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe that were designed to build resilience in communities.
The overall report records the state of hunger worldwide, by region and by country, spotlighting the countries and regions where action is most needed. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go. World hunger remains “serious,” and 19 countries suffer from levels of hunger that are either “alarming” or “extremely alarming.” The report is intended to serve as a reminder to all of us—in industrialized countries, as well as in emerging economies and developing countries—to assume responsibility and to act together to reduce risk and build resilience to food and nutrition insecurity at the community, national, and international levels.