Botswana

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 14,876.33 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 2,262,485 HDI (2015): 0.70
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 104
Score: 49.2
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.510
Readiness 0.494

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Botswana places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Botswana is the 44th most vulnerable country and the 74th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking
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100
101
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101
104
104
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.510
Food
0.705
Projected change of cereal yields
0.822
Projected population change
0.597
Food import dependency
0.927
Rural population
0.459
Agriculture capacity
0.948
Child malnutrition
0.480
Water
0.677
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.016
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.961
Access to reliable drinking water
0.083
Health
0.403
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.353
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.739
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.449
Ecosystem Services
0.326
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.137
Ecological footprint
0.475
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.806
Human Habitat
0.471
Projected change of warm periods
0.274
Projected change of flood hazard
0.412
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.300
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.692
Paved roads
0.679
Infrastructure
0.479
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.442
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.575
Disaster preparedness
0.463
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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