Niger

GDP (PPP) per capita (2017): 1,016.60 Int. Dollar Population (2017): 21,477,348 HDI (2017): 0.35
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 175
Score: 31.0
Vulnerability 0.670
Readiness 0.289

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Niger 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. Niger is the 2nd most vulnerable country and the 46th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Ranking
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175
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1998 to 2017 Score
Vulnerability
0.670
Food
0.808
Projected change of cereal yields
0.827
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.724
Rural population
0.902
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
0.396
Water
0.673
Projected change of annual runoff
0.580
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.040
Water dependency ratio
0.897
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
0.519
Health
0.781
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
0.714
Slum population
0.723
Medical staff
0.998
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.919
Ecosystem Services
0.468
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.646
Ecological footprint
0.200
Protected biome
0.841
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.664
Human Habitat
0.622
Projected change of warm periods
0.128
Projected change of flood hazard
1.000
Urban concentration
0.101
Age dependency ratio
0.988
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.712
Paved roads
0.800
Infrastructure
-
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.662
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.838
Disaster preparedness
0.538