Malawi

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 1,308.68 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 18,143,315 HDI (2018): 0.48
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 165
Score: 35.2
Vulnerability 0.554
Readiness 0.259

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Malawi 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. Malawi is the 23rd most vulnerable country and the 23rd 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
154
153
152
152
151
149
150
153
149
146
146
146
147
151
149
150
150
151
154
159
163
164
164
165
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.554
Food
0.622
Projected change of cereal yields
0.943
Projected population change
0.648
Food import dependency
0.186
Rural population
0.895
Agriculture capacity
0.958
Child malnutrition
0.104
Water
0.324
Projected change of annual runoff
0.240
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.206
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.110
Water dependency ratio
0.066
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.809
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
1.000
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.687
Medical staff
0.994
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.513
Projected change of biome distribution
0.741
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.690
Ecological footprint
0.196
Protected biome
0.677
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.777
Human Habitat
0.500
Projected change of warm periods
0.104
Projected change of flood hazard
0.687
Urban concentration
0.105
Age dependency ratio
0.828
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.723
Paved roads
0.554
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
0
Electricity access
0.874
Disaster preparedness
0.413