Key data for Mauritania

NCI36th HRCI35th HANCI36th
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: 22% Wasting: 11.6% Proportion of population underweight: 19.5% Source: DHS (2009)

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Government spending on agriculture ?4.2%201325th
Government spending on health ?9.9%201226th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Security of access to land?Moderate201336th
Access to agri. extension services ?Strong201315th
Civil registration of live births ?58.8%201128th
Status of safety nets?Rudimentary201412th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Constitutional right to food ?Weak201120th
Women’s access to agricultural land?In Law, not in Practice20144th
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 ?No201420th
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A coverage ?99%20131st
Governments promote complementary feeding?Yes20141st
Access to drinking water ?49.6%201242nd
Access to sanitation?26.7%201230th
Skilled birth attendance ?84.2%201128th
Extent of nutrition features in national dev. policies/strategies?Weak20138th
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 ?Not Enshrined in Law201444th