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Nepal has experienced a sharp and sustained decline in food security. Like many countries in the world, Nepal has been hit by a collision of crises, the intertwining effects of: the World Food Crisis, the International Economic Crisis, and the Global Climate Change Crisis. These crises come on top of serious domestic food challenges, including a domestic food production crisis, high rates of poverty, 10 years of recent civil conflict and ongoing political instability. Compared to neighboring countries, and indeed countries around the world, Nepal’s food security situation has suffered considerably over the past 3 years. WFP estimates that:
A sub-regional hunger index is being derived by using IFPRI's Global Hunger Index. Results for Nepal's sub-regions are being compared to the global country ranking and underlying factors causing regional differences in the prevelance of hunger are being explored.