Swaziland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 7,930.36 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,286,970 HDI (2015): 0.53
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 147
Score: 39.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.551
Readiness 0.348

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Swaziland 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. Swaziland is the 32nd most vulnerable country and the 49th 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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140
137
136
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140
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143
147
147
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.551
Food
0.645
Projected change of cereal yields
0.895
Projected population change
0.481
Food import dependency
0.699
Rural population
0.848
Agriculture capacity
0.892
Child malnutrition
0.053
Water
0.614
Projected change of annual runoff
0.791
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.613
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.231
Water dependency ratio
0.573
Dam capacity
0.911
Access to reliable drinking water
0.568
Health
0.491
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.113
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.758
Slum population
0.337
Medical staff
0.855
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.521
Ecosystem Services
0.568
Projected change of biome distribution
0.894
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.476
Ecological footprint
0.419
Protected biome
0.767
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.850
Human Habitat
0.475
Projected change of warm periods
0.175
Projected change of flood hazard
0.508
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.511
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.706
Infrastructure
0.513
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
0.713
Disaster preparedness
0.825
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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