Lesotho

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,517.01 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 2,135,022 HDI (2015): 0.50
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 161
Score: 37.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.608
Readiness 0.355

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Lesotho 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. Lesotho is the 14th most vulnerable country and the 51st 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
0.608
Food
0.620
Projected change of cereal yields
0.543
Projected population change
0.459
Food import dependency
0.776
Rural population
0.783
Agriculture capacity
0.971
Child malnutrition
0.187
Water
0.479
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.720
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.014
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.741
Access to reliable drinking water
0.399
Health
0.633
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.524
Medical staff
0.945
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.855
Ecosystem Services
0.512
Projected change of biome distribution
0.800
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.029
Ecological footprint
0.438
Protected biome
0.986
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.818
Human Habitat
0.517
Projected change of warm periods
0.262
Projected change of flood hazard
0.350
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.482
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.662
Paved roads
0.827
Infrastructure
0.888
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.976
Disaster preparedness
0.800
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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