Cameroon

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,938.78 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 23,344,179 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 138
Score: 41.5
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.484
Readiness 0.313

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Cameroon 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. Cameroon is the 55th most vulnerable country and the 26th least 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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138
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.484
Food
0.661
Projected change of cereal yields
0.953
Projected population change
0.927
Food import dependency
0.271
Rural population
0.492
Agriculture capacity
0.936
Child malnutrition
0.387
Water
0.440
Projected change of annual runoff
0.463
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.719
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.003
Water dependency ratio
0.050
Dam capacity
0.869
Access to reliable drinking water
0.535
Health
0.480
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.146
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.388
Slum population
0.390
Medical staff
0.958
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.665
Ecosystem Services
0.452
Projected change of biome distribution
0.400
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.202
Natural capital dependency
0.452
Ecological footprint
0.537
Protected biome
0.384
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.737
Human Habitat
0.674
Projected change of warm periods
0.821
Projected change of flood hazard
0.580
Urban concentration
0.251
Age dependency ratio
0.700
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.787
Paved roads
0.906
Infrastructure
0.195
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.387
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.019
Electricity access
0.569
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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