Nepal

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 3,064.45 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 28,087,871 HDI (2018): 0.58
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 128
Score: 40.9
Vulnerability 0.521
Readiness 0.340

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Nepal 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. Nepal is the 44th most vulnerable country and the 64th 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
129
133
134
139
140
140
142
144
140
146
141
139
139
138
139
134
136
133
133
127
128
128
129
128
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.521
Food
0.596
Projected change of cereal yields
0.885
Projected population change
0.225
Food import dependency
0.286
Rural population
0.865
Agriculture capacity
0.944
Child malnutrition
0.373
Water
0.406
Projected change of annual runoff
0.235
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.320
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.063
Water dependency ratio
0.057
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
0.762
Health
0.704
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.671
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.419
Slum population
0.523
Medical staff
0.907
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.550
Projected change of biome distribution
0.741
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.902
Ecological footprint
0.213
Protected biome
0.670
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.773
Human Habitat
0.458
Projected change of warm periods
0.037
Projected change of flood hazard
0.823
Urban concentration
0.135
Age dependency ratio
0.567
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.721
Paved roads
0.465
Infrastructure
0.413
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.310
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.734
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.045
Disaster preparedness
0.563