Uganda

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,717.83 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 39,032,383 HDI (2015): 0.48
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 171
Score: 33.6
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.645
Readiness 0.317

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Uganda 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. Uganda is the 9th most vulnerable country and the 27th 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
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.645
Food
0.722
Projected change of cereal yields
0.960
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.153
Rural population
0.904
Agriculture capacity
0.996
Child malnutrition
0.320
Water
0.456
Projected change of annual runoff
0.568
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.612
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.011
Water dependency ratio
0.485
Dam capacity
0.598
Access to reliable drinking water
0.461
Health
0.683
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.307
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.553
Medical staff
0.883
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.993
Ecosystem Services
0.463
Projected change of biome distribution
0.529
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.453
Protected biome
0.045
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.749
Human Habitat
0.546
Projected change of warm periods
0.299
Projected change of flood hazard
0.504
Urban concentration
0.143
Age dependency ratio
0.891
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.662
Paved roads
0.776
Infrastructure
1.000
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
-
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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