Ethiopia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): 1,335.73 Int. Dollar Population (2013): 94,100,756 HDI (2013): 0.43
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 150
Score: 38.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.561
Readiness 0.328

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Ethiopia 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. Ethiopia is the 36th most vulnerable country and the 34th 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
Ranking
141
141
138
133
133
132
133
133
134
138
144
141
143
146
148
147
150
149
150
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.561
Food
0.751
Projected change of cereal yields
0.859
Projected population growth
0.909
food import dependency
0.105
Rural population
0.814
Agriculture capacity
0.935
Child malnutrition
0.887
Water
0.483
Projected change of annual runoff
0.249
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.618
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.046
water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.988
Access to reliable drinking water
1.000
Health
0.747
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.447
Projected change of malaria hazard
0.333
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.788
Medical staff
0.979
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.937
Ecosystem Services
0.448
Projected change of biome distribution
0.563
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.592
Ecological footprint
0.665
Protected biome
0.069
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.613
Projected change of heatwave hazard
0.762
Projected change of flood hazard
0.520
Urban concentration
0.165
Age dependency ratio
0.666
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.695
Paved roads
0.870
Infrastructure
0.324
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.256
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.057
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.016
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.288
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (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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