Afghanistan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 1,951.56 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 37,172,386 HDI (2018): 0.50
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 176
Score: 31.4
Vulnerability 0.593
Readiness 0.221

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 10th most vulnerable country and the 11th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ranking
168
168
168
167
167
167
167
165
164
165
166
170
172
171
172
171
170
170
171
171
172
173
174
176
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.593
Food
0.629
Projected change of cereal yields
0.702
Projected population change
0.439
Food import dependency
0.514
Rural population
0.803
Agriculture capacity
0.953
Child malnutrition
0.365
Water
0.466
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
0.985
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.829
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
0.763
Slum population
0.731
Medical staff
0.984
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.509
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.202
Protected biome
0.841
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.846
Human Habitat
0.530
Projected change of warm periods
0.073
Projected change of flood hazard
0.645
Urban concentration
0.197
Age dependency ratio
0.806
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.818
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
0.023
Disaster preparedness
0.713