Congo

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 5,993.15 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,620,330 HDI (2015): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 167
Score: 35.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.568
Readiness 0.280

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Congo 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. Congo is the 26th most vulnerable country and the 12th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.568
Food
0.784
Projected change of cereal yields
0.941
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.373
Agriculture capacity
0.998
Child malnutrition
0.393
Water
0.648
Projected change of annual runoff
0.599
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.772
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0.515
Health
0.503
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.108
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.141
Slum population
0.484
Medical staff
0.925
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.560
Projected change of biome distribution
0.482
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.213
Natural capital dependency
0.865
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.689
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.342
Urban concentration
0.342
Age dependency ratio
0.722
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.792
Paved roads
0.936
Infrastructure
0.227
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.395
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.020
Electricity access
0.718
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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