Key data for South Africa

NCI15th HRCI11th HANCI9th
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: 23.9% Wasting: 4.7% Proportion of population underweight: 8.699999999999999% Source: DHS (2015)

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Government spending on agriculture ?1.6%201340th
Government spending on health ?12.9%201210th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Security of access to land?Strong201310th
Access to agri. extension services ?Moderate201335th
Civil registration of live births ?85%20127th
Status of safety nets?Rudimentary20142nd
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Constitutional right to food ?Strong20111st
Women’s access to agricultural land?In Law, not in Practice20144th
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 ?Yes20141st
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A coverage ?42%201339th
Governments promote complementary feeding?Yes20101st
Access to drinking water ?95.09999999999999%20122nd
Access to sanitation?74.40000000000001%20125th
Skilled birth attendance ?97.09999999999999%20085th
Extent of nutrition features in national dev. policies/strategies?Weak201342nd
National nutrition policy, plan or strategy?Yes20141st
Multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder coord. mechanism?No201439th
Time bound nutrition targets?Yes20141st
National nutrition survey ?No201434th
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law ?Fully enshrined20141st