Zimbabwe

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 1,687.98 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 15,602,751 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 163
Score: 36.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.515
Readiness 0.251

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Zimbabwe 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. Zimbabwe is the 42nd most vulnerable country and the 8th 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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163
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.515
Food
0.650
Projected change of cereal yields
0.895
Projected population change
0.821
Food import dependency
0.343
Rural population
0.729
Agriculture capacity
0.894
Child malnutrition
0.220
Water
0.391
Projected change of annual runoff
0.560
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.565
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.178
Water dependency ratio
0.535
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.507
Health
0.575
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.170
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.259
Medical staff
0.884
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.775
Ecosystem Services
0.447
Projected change of biome distribution
0.706
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.689
Ecological footprint
0.446
Protected biome
0.003
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.838
Human Habitat
0.535
Projected change of warm periods
0.205
Projected change of flood hazard
0.473
Urban concentration
0.373
Age dependency ratio
0.654
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.688
Paved roads
0.817
Infrastructure
0.494
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.626
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.123
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.732
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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