Key data for Ghana

NCI17th HRCI17th HANCI17th
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: 18.8% Wasting: 4.7% Proportion of population underweight: 11% Source: DHS and MICS (2012)

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Government spending on agriculture ?3.4%201330th
Government spending on health ?9.699999999999999%201227th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Security of access to land?Strong201310th
Access to agri. extension services ?Strong201315th
Civil registration of live births ?62.5%201123rd
Status of safety nets?Rudimentary20146th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Constitutional right to food ?Moderate20118th
Women’s access to agricultural land?In Law, not in Practice201441st
Women’s Economic rights ?Not Enforced20115th
Constitutional right to social security?Yes20061st

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Nutrition budget ?No201428th
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A coverage ?96%201317th
Governments promote complementary feeding?Yes20141st
Access to drinking water ?87.2%201211th
Access to sanitation?14.4%201239th
Skilled birth attendance ?96.40000000000001%20117th
Extent of nutrition features in national dev. policies/strategies?Weak201325th
National nutrition policy, plan or strategy?Yes20141st
Multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder coord. mechanism?Yes20141st
Time bound nutrition targets?Yes20121st
National nutrition survey ?Yes20141st
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law ?Fully enshrined20141st