Lesotho

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 3,223.02 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 2,108,132 HDI (2018): 0.52
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 127
Score: 41.4
Vulnerability 0.475
Readiness 0.303

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Lesotho 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. Lesotho is the 61st most vulnerable country and the 47th 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
106
105
107
109
106
105
109
111
112
112
117
116
120
119
125
121
122
124
119
119
120
122
123
127
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.475
Food
0.499
Projected change of cereal yields
0.577
Projected population change
0.246
Food import dependency
0.289
Rural population
0.774
Agriculture capacity
0.999
Child malnutrition
0.108
Water
0.198
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.280
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.020
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.690
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.723
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.612
Medical staff
0.982
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.430
Projected change of biome distribution
0.800
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.033
Ecological footprint
0.219
Protected biome
0.711
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.818
Human Habitat
0.526
Projected change of warm periods
0.107
Projected change of flood hazard
0.616
Urban concentration
0.226
Age dependency ratio
0.604
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.779
Paved roads
0.827
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
0.663
Disaster preparedness
0.800