Ghana

GDP (PPP) per capita (2020): 5,744.43 Int. Dollar Population (2020): 31,072,945 HDI (2020): 0.61
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 111
Score: 44.0
Vulnerability 0.471
Readiness 0.351

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Ghana 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. Ghana is the 64th most vulnerable country and the 124th 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 19 20
Ranking
129
129
128
130
129
125
131
130
124
127
125
123
121
121
118
115
112
114
116
115
117
115
114
112
111
111
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2001 to 2020 Score
Vulnerability
0.471
Food
0.573
Projected change of cereal yields
0.974
Projected population change
0.427
Food import dependency
0.273
Rural population
0.460
Agriculture capacity
0.994
Child malnutrition
0.309
Water
0.298
Projected change of annual runoff
0.449
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.240
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.040
Water dependency ratio
0.461
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.600
Health
0.539
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.397
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.407
Slum population
0.312
Medical staff
0.898
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.885
Ecosystem Services
0.476
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.317
Natural capital dependency
0.581
Ecological footprint
0.223
Protected biome
0.553
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.619
Human Habitat
0.646
Projected change of warm periods
0.416
Projected change of flood hazard
0.710
Urban concentration
0.540
Age dependency ratio
0.670
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.656
Paved roads
0.881
Infrastructure
0.293
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.430
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.074
Dependency on imported energy
0.647
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.152
Electricity access
0.143
Disaster preparedness
0.313