Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)

Impact indicator

Indicator Phrasing

Food Insecurity Experience Scale
Echelle de l’Expérience d’Insécurité Alimentaire
Food Insecurity Experience Scale

Indicator Phrasing

English: Food Insecurity Experience Scale

French: Echelle de l’Expérience d’Insécurité Alimentaire

Czech: Food Insecurity Experience Scale

What is its purpose?

This indicator is primarily used by FAO for measuring and comparing food insecurity across different countries. It is based on respondents’ experience of food insecurity. Its methodology is very similar to the earlier developed Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS); however, compared to HFIAS, it uses a 12-month long recall period and does not measure the frequency of experienced food insecurity.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Since FIES is less suitable for measuring the impact of individual interventions, IndiKit does not provide detailed guidance on its use. Instead, it recommends using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) indicator. If you need guidance on FIES’s use, please take advantage of the resources listed below.

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