Ethiopia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 1,425.17 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 96,958,732 HDI (2014): 0.43
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 145
Score: 38.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.553
Readiness 0.330

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 39th most vulnerable country and the 39th 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
Ranking
140
140
137
135
131
133
134
132
137
135
147
144
148
148
149
150
149
149
146
145
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.553
Food
0.701
Projected change of cereal yields
0.859
Projected population change
0.909
Food import dependency
0.050
Rural population
0.873
Agriculture capacity
0.936
Child malnutrition
0.580
Water
0.482
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
0.991
Health
0.718
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.301
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.762
Medical staff
0.979
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.903
Ecosystem Services
0.492
Projected change of biome distribution
0.506
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.708
Ecological footprint
0.869
Protected biome
0.069
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.619
Projected change of warm periods
0.762
Projected change of flood hazard
0.520
Urban concentration
0.161
Age dependency ratio
0.692
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.708
Paved roads
0.870
Infrastructure
0.303
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.256
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.054
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.016
Electricity access
0.902
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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