Benin

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 2,420.48 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 11,485,048 HDI (2018): 0.52
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 150
Score: 37.8
Vulnerability 0.576
Readiness 0.331

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Benin 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. Benin is the 14th most vulnerable country and the 59th 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
148
147
146
147
143
147
148
148
147
148
154
152
152
155
159
162
159
160
155
162
154
156
154
150
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.576
Food
0.665
Projected change of cereal yields
0.974
Projected population change
0.515
Food import dependency
0.765
Rural population
0.568
Agriculture capacity
0.995
Child malnutrition
0.173
Water
0.446
Projected change of annual runoff
0.260
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.352
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.007
Water dependency ratio
0.610
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.672
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.581
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.855
Slum population
0.611
Medical staff
0.980
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.515
Projected change of biome distribution
0.506
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.295
Natural capital dependency
0.564
Ecological footprint
0.213
Protected biome
0.758
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.633
Projected change of warm periods
0.219
Projected change of flood hazard
0.785
Urban concentration
0.432
Age dependency ratio
0.807
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.641
Paved roads
0.912
Infrastructure
0.524
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.106
Dependency on imported energy
0.829
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.681
Electricity access
0.570
Disaster preparedness
-