The prestigious International Food Policy Research Institute released its 2011 Global Hunger Index. As per the release, the report shows that global hunger has declined since 1990, but not dramatically, and remains at a level characterized as "serious."
GHI scores vary greatly across regions and countries with the highest GHI scores occur in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. South Asia reduced its GHI score substantially between 1990 and 1996, but this fast progress could not be maintained. Though Sub-Saharan Africa made less progress than South Asia after 1990, it has caught up since the turn of the millennium.