Burkina Faso

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,561.52 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 18,105,570 HDI (2015): 0.40
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 161
Score: 37.3
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.580
Readiness 0.326

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Burkina Faso 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. Burkina Faso is the 23rd most vulnerable country and the 34th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.580
Food
0.810
Projected change of cereal yields
0.991
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.139
Rural population
0.756
Agriculture capacity
0.976
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.403
Projected change of annual runoff
0.648
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.274
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.061
Water dependency ratio
0.102
Dam capacity
0.942
Access to reliable drinking water
0.388
Health
0.660
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.126
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.887
Slum population
0.678
Medical staff
0.950
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.985
Ecosystem Services
0.359
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.281
Ecological footprint
0.484
Protected biome
0.081
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.607
Projected change of warm periods
0.531
Projected change of flood hazard
0.613
Urban concentration
0.244
Age dependency ratio
0.788
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.663
Paved roads
0.800
Infrastructure
0.640
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
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.280
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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