Sao Tome & Principe

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,030.22 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 190,344 HDI (2015): 0.56
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 136
Score: 41.6
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.533
Readiness 0.364

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Sao Tome & Principe 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. Sao Tome & Principe is the 37th most vulnerable country and the 57th 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
142
142
142
147
141
140
141
142
144
142
142
141
144
145
141
142
136
138
140
140
136
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.533
Food
0.657
Projected change of cereal yields
0.867
Projected population change
0.787
Food import dependency
0.872
Rural population
0.376
Agriculture capacity
0.291
Child malnutrition
0.747
Water
0.384
Projected change of annual runoff
0.778
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.696
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.064
Health
0.658
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.893
Medical staff
0.806
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.801
Ecosystem Services
0.669
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.376
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.456
Protected biome
1.000
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.842
Human Habitat
0.642
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.587
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.699
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.603
Paved roads
0.323
Infrastructure
0.190
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.030
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.055
Electricity access
0.486
Disaster preparedness
-
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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