Cape Verde

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 7,494.71 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 543,767 HDI (2018): 0.65
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 79
Score: 49.7
Vulnerability 0.445
Readiness 0.439

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Cape Verde places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Cape Verde is the 81st most vulnerable country and the 77th most 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
77
76
78
79
77
77
84
89
85
90
87
84
83
77
74
74
70
76
78
76
74
75
75
79
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.445
Food
0.573
Projected change of cereal yields
0.769
Projected population change
0.247
Food import dependency
0.481
Rural population
0.369
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.274
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.095
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.680
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.657
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.783
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.945
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.449
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.487
Natural capital dependency
0.045
Ecological footprint
0.230
Protected biome
0.646
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.834
Human Habitat
0.365
Projected change of warm periods
0.382
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.631
Age dependency ratio
0.497
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.313
Infrastructure
0.332
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.594
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.324
Electricity access
0.071
Disaster preparedness
0.338