Dem. Rep. of the Congo

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 736.68 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 77,266,814 HDI (2015): 0.43
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 174
Score: 32.5
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.592
Readiness 0.243

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of The Dem. Rep. of the 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. The Dem. Rep. of the Congo is the 18th most vulnerable country and the 5th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.592
Food
0.775
Projected change of cereal yields
0.943
Projected population change
-
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.620
Agriculture capacity
0.998
Child malnutrition
0.540
Water
0.595
Projected change of annual runoff
0.408
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.750
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.001
Water dependency ratio
0.413
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
1.000
Health
0.689
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.176
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.771
Medical staff
0.948
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.875
Ecosystem Services
0.525
Projected change of biome distribution
0.494
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.177
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.661
Protected biome
0.296
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.696
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.420
Urban concentration
0.146
Age dependency ratio
0.827
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.791
Paved roads
0.990
Infrastructure
0.274
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.369
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.002
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
-
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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