Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
English: Food Insecurity Experience Scale
French: Echelle de l’Expérience d’Insécurité Alimentaire
Portuguese: Índice de Experiência de Insegurança Alimentar
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.