Gambia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 1,706.27 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 2,280,102 HDI (2018): 0.47
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 141
Score: 39.1
Vulnerability 0.535
Readiness 0.316

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Gambia 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. Gambia is the 33rd most vulnerable country and the 53rd 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
118
118
118
119
120
121
123
124
123
134
132
129
129
132
131
137
135
138
143
144
144
147
141
141
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.535
Food
0.651
Projected change of cereal yields
1.000
Projected population change
0.665
Food import dependency
0.410
Rural population
0.417
Agriculture capacity
0.987
Child malnutrition
0.427
Water
0.315
Projected change of annual runoff
0.071
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.547
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.016
Water dependency ratio
0.625
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.599
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.442
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.267
Medical staff
0.953
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.480
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.285
Natural capital dependency
0.432
Ecological footprint
0.202
Protected biome
0.644
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.753
Human Habitat
0.630
Projected change of warm periods
0.319
Projected change of flood hazard
0.413
Urban concentration
0.583
Age dependency ratio
0.836
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.815
Paved roads
0.814
Infrastructure
-
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.577
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0.438
Disaster preparedness
-