Nigeria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 5,638.89 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 182,201,962 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 144
Score: 40.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.480
Readiness 0.282

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Nigeria 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. Nigeria is the 56th most vulnerable country and the 14th 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
145
144
143
144
145
146
145
146
145
147
141
136
138
139
143
148
145
146
149
147
144
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.480
Food
0.706
Projected change of cereal yields
0.973
Projected population change
0.997
Food import dependency
0.188
Rural population
0.563
Agriculture capacity
0.988
Child malnutrition
0.527
Water
0.513
Projected change of annual runoff
0.398
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.686
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.044
Water dependency ratio
0.315
Dam capacity
0.945
Access to reliable drinking water
0.691
Health
0.482
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.096
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.235
Slum population
0.518
Medical staff
0.836
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.871
Ecosystem Services
0.408
Projected change of biome distribution
0.412
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.316
Natural capital dependency
0.348
Ecological footprint
0.466
Protected biome
0.214
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.692
Human Habitat
0.553
Projected change of warm periods
0.426
Projected change of flood hazard
0.608
Urban concentration
0.080
Age dependency ratio
0.739
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.610
Paved roads
0.857
Infrastructure
0.218
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.111
Electricity access
0.546
Disaster preparedness
0.213
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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