Key data for Guinea

NCI36th HRCI40th HANCI41st
HANCI Africa compares 45 countries for their performance on 22 indicators of political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition. All the countries compared in the index have high rates of hunger and undernutrition. The comparative approach of the index means that country scores are calculated in relation to the political commitment of the other countries in the index.
Existing rates of: Stunting: 31.30% Wasting: 9.90% Proportion of population underweight: 18.70% Source: Gov. of Guinea (DHS and MICS, 2012)

Strong Performance

  • Guinea has devised a National Nutrition Policy/Strategy.
  • Guinea has introduced a multisectoral and multistakeholder policy coordination mechanism to support delivery of the National Nutrition Policy/Strategy.
  • Policymakers in Guinea benefit from regular nutrition surveys that are statistically representative at national level. The last survey was published in 2016.
  • The Government of Guinea has achieved two high doses of vitamin A supplementation for 99% of children in 2012.

Areas for improvement

  • Spending on agriculture (6.14% of public spending in 2014), does not meet government commitments set out in the African Union’s Maputo Declaration (10% of public spending).
  • Guinea’s spending in its health sector (9% of public spending in 2014) does not fully meet (15%) commitments set out in the Abuja Declaration.
  • Government of Guinea has not ensured tenure security for rural populations. Land titling is weak and land markets do not function well.
  • In Guinea, the law does not give women economic rights equal to men. Men and women have equal legal access to agricultural land, but this is not effectively enforced and discriminatory practices against women continue, increasing their vulnerability to hunger and undernutrition.
  • Even though Guinea has developed a National Nutrition Policy/Strategy and a multisectoral and multistakeholder policy coordination mechanism, clear time-bound nutrition targets are still lacking.
  • The Government of Guinea does not promote complementary feeding practices.
  • Weak access to improved sanitation facilities (20.1% in 2015) obstructs better hunger and nutrition outcomes.
  • In Guinea, constitutional protection of the right to social security is weak.
  • Social safety nets in Guinea are basic and only cover few risks for a limited number of beneficiaries.

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Public spending on agriculture as share of total public spending
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6.14%201417th
Public spending on health as share of total public spending
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9%201425th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Access to land (security of tenure)
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Weak201443rd
Access to agricultural research and extension services
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Moderate201321st
Civil registration system — coverage of live births
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57.9%201230th
Functioning of social protection systems
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Weak201620th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Level of constitutional protection of the right to food
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Moderate20148th
Equality of women’s access to agricultural land
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In Law, not in Practice20141st
Equality of women’s economic rights
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Not in Law201126th
Constitutional right to social security
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No201028th

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Separate budget for nutrition
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Sectoral only201518th
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A supplementation coverage for children
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99.0%20122nd
Government promotes complementary feeding
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No201442nd
Population with access to an improved water source
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76.8%201524th
Population with access to improved sanitation
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20.1%201533rd
Health care visits for pregnant women
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85.2%201232nd
Nutrition features in national development policy
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Moderate2011-201522nd
National Nutrition Policy/Strategy
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Yes20151st
Multisector and multistakeholder policy coordination
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Yes20151st
Time bound nutrition targets
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No201132nd
National nutrition survey in last 3 years
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Yes20161st
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law
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Few Aspects Enshrined201628th