Malawi

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,112.99 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 17,215,232 HDI (2015): 0.45
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 155
Score: 38.5
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.531
Readiness 0.302

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Malawi 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. Malawi is the 39th most vulnerable country and the 21st 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
151
151
150
149
147
144
145
146
143
135
132
133
133
135
138
138
141
144
149
154
155
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.531
Food
0.677
Projected change of cereal yields
0.938
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.056
Rural population
0.902
Agriculture capacity
0.911
Child malnutrition
0.253
Water
0.490
Projected change of annual runoff
0.760
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.794
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.079
Water dependency ratio
0.091
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0.215
Health
0.654
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.176
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.688
Medical staff
0.975
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.724
Ecosystem Services
0.440
Projected change of biome distribution
0.741
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.613
Ecological footprint
0.489
Protected biome
0.017
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.777
Human Habitat
0.455
Projected change of warm periods
0.253
Projected change of flood hazard
0.470
Urban concentration
0.150
Age dependency ratio
0.813
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.489
Paved roads
0.554
Infrastructure
0.471
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.413
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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