Kenya

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,901.01 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 46,050,302 HDI (2015): 0.55
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 152
Score: 38.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.533
Readiness 0.312

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Kenya 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. Kenya is the 37th most vulnerable country and the 23rd 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
0.533
Food
0.679
Projected change of cereal yields
0.853
Projected population change
0.947
Food import dependency
0.274
Rural population
0.802
Agriculture capacity
0.930
Child malnutrition
0.267
Water
0.509
Projected change of annual runoff
0.396
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.404
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.105
Water dependency ratio
0.450
Dam capacity
0.894
Access to reliable drinking water
0.807
Health
0.654
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.250
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.964
Slum population
0.577
Medical staff
0.913
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.858
Ecosystem Services
0.452
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.283
Natural capital dependency
0.466
Ecological footprint
0.463
Protected biome
0.213
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.725
Human Habitat
0.584
Projected change of warm periods
0.679
Projected change of flood hazard
0.430
Urban concentration
0.146
Age dependency ratio
0.660
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.649
Paved roads
0.938
Infrastructure
0.321
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.356
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
0.182
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.017
Electricity access
0.946
Disaster preparedness
0.425
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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