Cape Verde

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 6,295.90 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 520,502 HDI (2015): 0.65
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 95
Score: 51.2
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.458
Readiness 0.483

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Cape Verde 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. Cape Verde is the 65th most vulnerable country and the 79th 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
117
113
115
111
112
108
110
111
109
111
114
101
102
96
94
93
91
94
94
97
95
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.458
Food
0.659
Projected change of cereal yields
0.751
Projected population change
0.460
Food import dependency
0.796
Rural population
0.372
Agriculture capacity
0.914
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.450
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.068
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0.182
Health
0.508
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.827
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.929
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.341
Ecosystem Services
0.515
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.487
Natural capital dependency
0.040
Ecological footprint
0.364
Protected biome
0.851
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.834
Human Habitat
0.372
Projected change of warm periods
0.931
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.246
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.313
Infrastructure
0.245
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.048
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.234
Electricity access
0.362
Disaster preparedness
0.338
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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