Benin

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,985.61 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 10,879,829 HDI (2015): 0.48
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 151
Score: 39.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.573
Readiness 0.360

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Benin 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. Benin is the 24th most vulnerable country and the 55th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.573
Food
0.677
Projected change of cereal yields
0.972
Projected population change
0.960
Food import dependency
0.231
Rural population
0.604
Agriculture capacity
0.994
Child malnutrition
0.300
Water
0.620
Projected change of annual runoff
0.740
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.648
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.005
Water dependency ratio
0.843
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0.485
Health
0.648
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.099
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.903
Slum population
0.634
Medical staff
0.932
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.985
Ecosystem Services
0.420
Projected change of biome distribution
0.506
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.295
Natural capital dependency
0.501
Ecological footprint
0.462
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.642
Projected change of warm periods
0.534
Projected change of flood hazard
0.637
Urban concentration
0.433
Age dependency ratio
0.673
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.662
Paved roads
0.912
Infrastructure
0.429
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.451
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.492
Electricity access
0.757
Disaster preparedness
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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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