Ethiopia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,529.89 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 99,390,750 HDI (2015): 0.44
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 146
Score: 40.0
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.535
Readiness 0.335

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 40th 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 2015
Ranking
140
139
136
132
132
133
136
132
137
137
146
148
149
149
150
149
148
149
147
144
146
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.535
Food
0.693
Projected change of cereal yields
0.859
Projected population change
0.863
Food import dependency
0.050
Rural population
0.868
Agriculture capacity
0.935
Child malnutrition
0.580
Water
0.468
Projected change of annual runoff
0.249
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.618
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.064
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.938
Access to reliable drinking water
0.936
Health
0.715
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
0.883
Ecosystem Services
0.418
Projected change of biome distribution
0.506
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.592
Ecological footprint
0.469
Protected biome
0.138
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.615
Projected change of warm periods
0.762
Projected change of flood hazard
0.520
Urban concentration
0.161
Age dependency ratio
0.668
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.708
Paved roads
0.870
Infrastructure
0.300
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.256
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.055
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
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 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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