Namibia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 11,134.81 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 2,448,255 HDI (2018): 0.65
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 104
Score: 45.4
Vulnerability 0.475
Readiness 0.384

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Namibia 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. Namibia is the 61st most vulnerable country and the 87th 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
81
81
81
82
88
88
87
88
89
94
98
98
98
100
103
104
100
99
100
101
101
102
105
104
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.475
Food
0.524
Projected change of cereal yields
0.763
Projected population change
0.406
Food import dependency
0.176
Rural population
0.539
Agriculture capacity
0.990
Child malnutrition
0.273
Water
0.358
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.010
Water dependency ratio
0.846
Dam capacity
0.932
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.528
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.665
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.266
Slum population
0.434
Medical staff
0.912
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.465
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.838
Natural capital dependency
0.170
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.392
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.822
Human Habitat
0.553
Projected change of warm periods
0.144
Projected change of flood hazard
0.602
Urban concentration
0.461
Age dependency ratio
0.677
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.573
Paved roads
0.862
Infrastructure
0.424
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.689
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.021
Dependency on imported energy
0.918
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.063
Electricity access
0.475
Disaster preparedness
0.375