Gambia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,555.53 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,990,924 HDI (2015): 0.44
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 157
Score: 38.1
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.591
Readiness 0.353

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Gambia 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. Gambia is the 20th most vulnerable country and the 50th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Ranking
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.591
Food
0.733
Projected change of cereal yields
1.000
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.326
Rural population
0.435
Agriculture capacity
0.896
Child malnutrition
0.740
Water
0.494
Projected change of annual runoff
0.929
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.453
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.011
Water dependency ratio
0.864
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.215
Health
0.537
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.075
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.359
Medical staff
0.950
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.504
Ecosystem Services
0.540
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.285
Natural capital dependency
0.384
Ecological footprint
0.485
Protected biome
0.768
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.753
Human Habitat
0.632
Projected change of warm periods
0.778
Projected change of flood hazard
0.008
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.809
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.750
Paved roads
0.814
Infrastructure
0.609
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.046
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.976
Electricity access
0.805
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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