Ending hunger by 2030? Trends, G7 commitment and aid

In 2015, the G7 countries made a commitment to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as part of the global effort to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2. The governments committed themselves to increasing bilateral and multilateral assistance to achieve this goal. This promise built on their 2009 commitment to mobilize US$ 22 billion for food security by 2012. Importantly, it marks a historic point in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition by placing people at the heart of the goal, regardless of the cost it will take to achieve this goal. While laudable, monitoring the fulfillment of such a target is challenging. To do so requires an assessment of the role of G7 aid and other determinants in shaping global food security trends as well as identifying future interventions and investments by the G7 and others that are needed to meet this target. In this brief, mainly focus on G7.