GHI 2017: Country Case Study Sierra Leone
Despite making progress in recent decades, the West African state of Sierra Leone continues to bear a significant burden of hunger. Even prior to the devastating Ebola epidemic from 2014 to 2016, the country’s status according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was ‘alarming’, while the most recent data from the 2017 GHI show that alarming levels of hunger continue to persist (von Grebmer et al. 2017). This situation is compounded by the impact of different forms of inequality, including geography, gender, socio-economic status and access to services. Tackling undernutrition effectively therefore requires approaches that address inequality across many different dimensions and spheres.