Field Detail
Theme Population and Development
Code PD-POV-1.5
MDG code MDG-1.9
Sub-theme Poverty
Name Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (MDG.1.9)
Definition The proportion of the population below the minimum level of dietary energy consumption referred to as the prevalence of undernourishment, is the percentage of the population that is undernourished or food deprived. The undernourished or food deprived are those individuals whose food intake falls below the minimum level of dietary energy requirements
Calculation/Formula http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx
Unit of Measure %
Policy Linkages MDGs
Preferred Data Sources HIES
Alternative_Data Sources National food balance sheets
Census - HIES - DHS tag HIES
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: UNDPPC / World Bank Poverty Reports
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx