Rwanda

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,655.18 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 11,609,666 HDI (2015): 0.48
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 136
Score: 41.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.615
Readiness 0.446

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Rwanda 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. Rwanda is the 12th most vulnerable country and the 87th 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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171
171
169
166
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172
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149
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136
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.615
Food
0.659
Projected change of cereal yields
0.862
Projected population change
0.811
Food import dependency
0.352
Rural population
0.767
Agriculture capacity
0.961
Child malnutrition
0.200
Water
0.490
Projected change of annual runoff
0.843
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.675
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.011
Water dependency ratio
0.395
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.524
Health
0.644
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.544
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.548
Medical staff
0.939
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.471
Ecosystem Services
0.587
Projected change of biome distribution
0.706
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.477
Protected biome
0.501
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.838
Human Habitat
0.658
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.654
Urban concentration
0.181
Age dependency ratio
0.625
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.670
Paved roads
0.817
Infrastructure
0.650
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.300
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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