Mauritania

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 4,189.95 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 4,403,319 HDI (2018): 0.53
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 133
Score: 40.2
Vulnerability 0.540
Readiness 0.344

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Mauritania 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. Mauritania is the 29th most vulnerable country and the 67th 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
131
130
129
129
131
134
130
124
133
133
137
135
136
143
141
144
143
138
139
139
143
138
134
133
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.540
Food
0.596
Projected change of cereal yields
0.815
Projected population change
0.475
Food import dependency
0.216
Rural population
0.499
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
0.569
Water
0.420
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.166
Water dependency ratio
0.965
Dam capacity
0.971
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.702
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
1.000
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.394
Slum population
0.815
Medical staff
0.968
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.481
Projected change of biome distribution
0.518
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.285
Natural capital dependency
0.499
Ecological footprint
0.089
Protected biome
0.722
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.773
Human Habitat
0.516
Projected change of warm periods
0.150
Projected change of flood hazard
0.336
Urban concentration
0.501
Age dependency ratio
0.745
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.703
Paved roads
0.659
Infrastructure
0.525
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.090
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0.571
Disaster preparedness
0.438