Afghanistan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 2,156.42 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 38,041,754 HDI (2019): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 175
Score: 33.5
Vulnerability 0.580
Readiness 0.250

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 13th 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 19
Ranking
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161
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161
157
152
148
150
172
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173
174
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174
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175
175
175
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.580
Food
0.611
Projected change of cereal yields
0.702
Projected population change
0.439
Food import dependency
0.542
Rural population
0.800
Agriculture capacity
0.977
Child malnutrition
0.209
Water
0.450
Projected change of annual runoff
0.442
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.179
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.355
Water dependency ratio
0.287
Dam capacity
0.986
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.799
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
0.619
Slum population
0.725
Medical staff
0.985
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
0.201
Protected biome
0.841
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.846
Human Habitat
0.528
Projected change of warm periods
0.073
Projected change of flood hazard
0.645
Urban concentration
0.200
Age dependency ratio
0.792
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
0.013
Disaster preparedness
0.713