Mauritania

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,693.54 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,067,564 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 172
Score: 33.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.648
Readiness 0.317

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Mauritania 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. Mauritania is the 8th most vulnerable country and the 27th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.648
Food
0.762
Projected change of cereal yields
0.801
Projected population change
0.884
Food import dependency
0.686
Rural population
0.433
Agriculture capacity
0.994
Child malnutrition
0.773
Water
0.836
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.118
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.976
Access to reliable drinking water
0.923
Health
0.690
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.893
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.416
Slum population
0.824
Medical staff
0.940
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.736
Ecosystem Services
0.603
Projected change of biome distribution
0.518
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.284
Natural capital dependency
0.443
Ecological footprint
0.638
Protected biome
0.964
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.773
Human Habitat
0.447
Projected change of warm periods
0.365
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.407
Age dependency ratio
0.601
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.650
Paved roads
0.659
Infrastructure
0.550
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.007
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.793
Electricity access
0.961
Disaster preparedness
0.438
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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