Afghanistan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2017): 1,972.18 Int. Dollar Population (2017): 35,530,081 HDI (2017): 0.50
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 173
Score: 31.4
Vulnerability 0.595
Readiness 0.224

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Afghanistan 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. Afghanistan is the 11th most vulnerable country and the 14th 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 2016 2017
Ranking
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173
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1998 to 2017 Score
Vulnerability
0.595
Food
0.671
Projected change of cereal yields
0.702
Projected population change
0.439
Food import dependency
0.763
Rural population
0.806
Agriculture capacity
0.952
Child malnutrition
0.365
Water
0.481
Projected change of annual runoff
0.442
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.179
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.436
Water dependency ratio
0.287
Dam capacity
0.986
Access to reliable drinking water
0.555
Health
0.795
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.667
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
1.000
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.770
Slum population
0.646
Medical staff
0.983
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.702
Ecosystem Services
0.509
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.200
Protected biome
0.841
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.846
Human Habitat
0.520
Projected change of warm periods
0.073
Projected change of flood hazard
0.645
Urban concentration
0.142
Age dependency ratio
0.810
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.811
Paved roads
0.641
Infrastructure
-
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
0.159
Disaster preparedness
0.713