Guinea-Bissau

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,367.30 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,844,325 HDI (2015): 0.42
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 169
Score: 34.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.603
Readiness 0.292

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Guinea-Bissau 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. Guinea-Bissau is the 16th most vulnerable country and the 17th 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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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.603
Food
0.675
Projected change of cereal yields
0.971
Projected population change
0.853
Food import dependency
0.311
Rural population
0.546
Agriculture capacity
0.967
Child malnutrition
0.400
Water
0.496
Projected change of annual runoff
0.661
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.683
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.006
Water dependency ratio
0.678
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.454
Health
0.696
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.182
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.887
Slum population
0.848
Medical staff
0.951
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.972
Ecosystem Services
0.598
Projected change of biome distribution
0.506
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.371
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.606
Protected biome
0.102
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.619
Projected change of warm periods
0.807
Projected change of flood hazard
0.251
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.630
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.679
Paved roads
0.727
Infrastructure
0.537
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.030
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.633
Electricity access
0.484
Disaster preparedness
1.000
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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