Looks like my post on indicators and indices was more timely than I thought. This week saw the release of the 2010 Global Hunger Index. More detail here. I guess snazzy maps now come standard with all multidimensional indices.
Also, evidently the World Bank’s Martin Ravallion already wrote about what I was trying to say in my previous post. I haven’t read his article yet (given my backlog on blogs, grad school work, and life in general) but I’m sure it’s more coherent and articulate than what I wrote. An excerpt from the abstract:
(Hat tip to Duncan Green for both.)