Senegal

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,287.67 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 15,129,273 HDI (2015): 0.47
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 132
Score: 42.5
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.519
Readiness 0.368

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Senegal 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. Senegal is the 41st most vulnerable country and the 60th 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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146
147
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141
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139
141
139
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137
135
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139
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137
132
132
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.519
Food
0.759
Projected change of cereal yields
0.980
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.626
Rural population
0.607
Agriculture capacity
0.962
Child malnutrition
0.380
Water
0.522
Projected change of annual runoff
0.518
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.620
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.057
Water dependency ratio
0.467
Dam capacity
0.997
Access to reliable drinking water
0.471
Health
0.536
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.150
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.722
Slum population
0.406
Medical staff
0.961
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.643
Ecosystem Services
0.369
Projected change of biome distribution
0.600
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.343
Natural capital dependency
0.215
Ecological footprint
0.489
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.567
Human Habitat
0.555
Projected change of warm periods
0.791
Projected change of flood hazard
0.056
Urban concentration
0.417
Age dependency ratio
0.738
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.675
Paved roads
0.650
Infrastructure
0.373
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.436
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.025
Dependency on imported energy
0.512
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.417
Electricity access
0.535
Disaster preparedness
0.313
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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