Key data for Gambia

NCI1st HRCI36th HANCI14th
HANCI compares 45 developing countries for their performance on 22 indicators of political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition. All the countries compared in the index have high rates of hunger and undernutrition. The comparative approach of the index means that country scores are calculated in relation to the political commitment of the other countries in the index.
Existing rates of: Stunting: 23.4% Wasting: 9.5% Proportion of population underweight: 17.4% Source: DHS (2013)

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Government spending on agriculture ?3.5%201329th
Government spending on health ?11.2%201217th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Security of access to land?Strong20137th
Access to agri. extension services ?Strong201310th
Civil registration of live births ?52.5%201029th
Status of safety nets?Non-Existent200836th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Constitutional right to food ?Weak200620th
Women’s access to agricultural land?In Law, not in Practice201441st
Women’s Economic rights ?Not Enforced20115th
Constitutional right to social security?No200631st

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Nutrition budget ?Yes20141st
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A coverage ?46%201238th
Governments promote complementary feeding?Yes20121st
Access to drinking water ?90.09999999999999%20129th
Access to sanitation?60.2%201210th
Skilled birth attendance ?98.09999999999999%20103rd
Extent of nutrition features in national dev. policies/strategies?Weak20145th
National nutrition policy, plan or strategy?Yes20141st
Multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder coord. mechanism?Yes20141st
Time bound nutrition targets?Yes20141st
National nutrition survey ?Yes20141st
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law ?Fully enshrined20141st