Liberia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 786.92 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,503,438 HDI (2015): 0.43
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 166
Score: 35.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.605
Readiness 0.321

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Liberia 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. Liberia is the 15th most vulnerable country and the 30th 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
0.605
Food
0.697
Projected change of cereal yields
0.960
Projected population change
0.950
Food import dependency
0.359
Rural population
0.542
Agriculture capacity
0.996
Child malnutrition
0.373
Water
0.474
Projected change of annual runoff
0.406
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.724
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.001
Water dependency ratio
0.191
Dam capacity
0.990
Access to reliable drinking water
0.535
Health
0.688
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.139
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.677
Medical staff
0.976
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.652
Projected change of biome distribution
0.365
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.361
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.596
Protected biome
0.871
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.717
Human Habitat
0.700
Projected change of warm periods
0.880
Projected change of flood hazard
0.609
Urban concentration
0.472
Age dependency ratio
0.683
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.607
Paved roads
0.948
Infrastructure
0.422
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.264
Electricity access
1.000
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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