Afghanistan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,820.30 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 32,526,562 HDI (2015): 0.47
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 175
Score: 32.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.634
Readiness 0.281

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Afghanistan places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Afghanistan is the 11th most vulnerable country and the 13th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.634
Food
0.646
Projected change of cereal yields
0.678
Projected population change
0.819
Food import dependency
0.173
Rural population
0.790
Agriculture capacity
0.844
Child malnutrition
0.573
Water
0.676
Projected change of annual runoff
0.558
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.821
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.310
Water dependency ratio
0.397
Dam capacity
0.988
Access to reliable drinking water
0.980
Health
0.687
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.667
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.197
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.805
Slum population
0.646
Medical staff
0.972
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.836
Ecosystem Services
0.592
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.479
Protected biome
0.978
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.846
Human Habitat
0.495
Projected change of warm periods
0.177
Projected change of flood hazard
0.399
Urban concentration
0.226
Age dependency ratio
0.731
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.795
Paved roads
0.641
Infrastructure
0.707
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.700
Disaster preparedness
0.713
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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