Sierra Leone

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 1,603.51 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 7,650,154 HDI (2018): 0.44
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 151
Score: 37.6
Vulnerability 0.558
Readiness 0.311

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Sierra Leone 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. Sierra Leone is the 21st most vulnerable country and the 50th 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
169
169
170
169
169
170
168
168
168
163
165
165
166
167
167
163
162
153
157
153
153
152
150
151
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.558
Food
0.645
Projected change of cereal yields
0.962
Projected population change
0.406
Food import dependency
0.519
Rural population
0.624
Agriculture capacity
0.999
Child malnutrition
0.362
Water
0.464
Projected change of annual runoff
0.564
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.286
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.002
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.992
Access to reliable drinking water
0.944
Health
0.633
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.393
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.568
Slum population
0.613
Medical staff
0.994
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.895
Ecosystem Services
0.579
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.479
Natural capital dependency
0.693
Ecological footprint
0.191
Protected biome
0.727
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.761
Human Habitat
0.670
Projected change of warm periods
0.315
Projected change of flood hazard
0.820
Urban concentration
0.376
Age dependency ratio
0.765
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.815
Paved roads
0.927
Infrastructure
0.356
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.151
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.218
Electricity access
0.767
Disaster preparedness
0.288