Niger

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 897.40 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 19,899,120 HDI (2015): 0.35
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 167
Score: 35.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.615
Readiness 0.328

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Niger 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. Niger is the 12th most vulnerable country and the 36th 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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167
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.615
Food
0.792
Projected change of cereal yields
0.814
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.066
Rural population
0.876
Agriculture capacity
0.996
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.561
Projected change of annual runoff
0.420
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.029
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
0.917
Health
0.798
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
1.000
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.746
Slum population
0.723
Medical staff
0.987
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.362
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.574
Ecological footprint
0.477
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.664
Human Habitat
0.667
Projected change of warm periods
0.312
Projected change of flood hazard
1.000
Urban concentration
0.170
Age dependency ratio
0.988
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.730
Paved roads
0.800
Infrastructure
0.513
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.538
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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