Sierra Leone

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,496.94 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 6,453,184 HDI (2015): 0.41
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 153
Score: 38.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.573
Readiness 0.345

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Sierra Leone 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. Sierra Leone is the 24th most vulnerable country and the 46th 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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157
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153
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.573
Food
0.705
Projected change of cereal yields
0.959
Projected population change
0.756
Food import dependency
0.257
Rural population
0.647
Agriculture capacity
0.984
Child malnutrition
0.627
Water
0.494
Projected change of annual runoff
0.436
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.714
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.001
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.993
Access to reliable drinking water
0.820
Health
0.627
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.067
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.599
Slum population
0.779
Medical staff
0.985
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.571
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.479
Natural capital dependency
0.616
Ecological footprint
0.500
Protected biome
0.448
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.761
Human Habitat
0.678
Projected change of warm periods
0.768
Projected change of flood hazard
0.695
Urban concentration
0.382
Age dependency ratio
0.672
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.625
Paved roads
0.927
Infrastructure
0.364
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.012
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.157
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.288
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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