Namibia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 9,800.78 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 2,458,830 HDI (2015): 0.63
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 122
Score: 44.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.548
Readiness 0.443

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Namibia places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Namibia is the 33rd most vulnerable country and the 84th 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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122
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.548
Food
0.678
Projected change of cereal yields
0.744
Projected population change
0.756
Food import dependency
0.523
Rural population
0.575
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
0.473
Water
0.691
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.007
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.944
Access to reliable drinking water
0.197
Health
0.441
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.113
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.280
Slum population
0.342
Medical staff
0.741
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.805
Ecosystem Services
0.532
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.838
Natural capital dependency
0.151
Ecological footprint
0.814
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.822
Human Habitat
0.526
Projected change of warm periods
0.350
Projected change of flood hazard
0.327
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.482
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.607
Paved roads
0.862
Infrastructure
0.418
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.689
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
0.746
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.045
Electricity access
0.648
Disaster preparedness
0.375
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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