Madagascar

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,373.34 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 24,235,390 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 165
Score: 36.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.591
Readiness 0.312

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Madagascar 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. Madagascar is the 20th 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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165
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.591
Food
0.792
Projected change of cereal yields
0.928
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.173
Rural population
0.699
Agriculture capacity
0.951
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.494
Projected change of annual runoff
0.143
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.783
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.040
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.996
Access to reliable drinking water
1.000
Health
0.705
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.140
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.796
Medical staff
0.961
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.665
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.419
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.617
Protected biome
0.674
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.737
Human Habitat
0.533
Projected change of warm periods
0.441
Projected change of flood hazard
0.237
Urban concentration
0.309
Age dependency ratio
0.653
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.713
Paved roads
0.844
Infrastructure
0.359
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.005
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.069
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.363
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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