Gabon

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 18,831.90 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,725,292 HDI (2015): 0.68
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 121
Score: 45.1
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.462
Readiness 0.364

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Gabon 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. Gabon is the 62nd most vulnerable country and the 57th 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
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121
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.462
Food
0.654
Projected change of cereal yields
0.945
Projected population change
0.787
Food import dependency
0.828
Rural population
0.138
Agriculture capacity
0.996
Child malnutrition
0.227
Water
0.402
Projected change of annual runoff
0.552
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.717
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.001
Water dependency ratio
0.017
Dam capacity
0.975
Access to reliable drinking water
0.149
Health
0.356
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.114
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.029
Slum population
0.381
Medical staff
0.564
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.713
Ecosystem Services
0.468
Projected change of biome distribution
0.482
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.250
Natural capital dependency
0.232
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.104
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.741
Human Habitat
0.742
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.531
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.562
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.729
Paved roads
0.887
Infrastructure
0.149
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.406
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.001
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.205
Electricity access
0.131
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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