Zambia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,625.81 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 16,211,767 HDI (2015): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 133
Score: 41.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.538
Readiness 0.376

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Zambia 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. Zambia is the 35th most vulnerable country and the 63rd 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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135
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133
130
132
131
137
132
134
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132
132
136
136
137
134
134
133
133
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.538
Food
0.652
Projected change of cereal yields
0.919
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.021
Rural population
0.637
Agriculture capacity
0.918
Child malnutrition
0.420
Water
0.401
Projected change of annual runoff
0.560
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.747
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.015
Water dependency ratio
0.324
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.759
Health
0.646
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.347
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.557
Medical staff
0.921
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.688
Ecosystem Services
0.426
Projected change of biome distribution
0.824
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.332
Ecological footprint
0.589
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.810
Human Habitat
0.595
Projected change of warm periods
0.422
Projected change of flood hazard
0.487
Urban concentration
0.380
Age dependency ratio
0.822
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.672
Paved roads
0.786
Infrastructure
0.507
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.693
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.088
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.958
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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