Zambia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 4,216.46 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 17,351,822 HDI (2018): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 136
Score: 39.6
Vulnerability 0.528
Readiness 0.320

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Zambia 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. Zambia is the 41st most vulnerable country and the 55th 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
132
137
135
135
127
132
127
135
129
134
134
134
134
131
132
135
132
132
134
132
133
135
136
136
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.528
Food
0.581
Projected change of cereal yields
0.925
Projected population change
0.677
Food import dependency
0.079
Rural population
0.609
Agriculture capacity
0.957
Child malnutrition
0.242
Water
0.190
Projected change of annual runoff
0.440
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.253
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.021
Water dependency ratio
0.235
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.797
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
1.000
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.649
Medical staff
0.974
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.433
Projected change of biome distribution
0.824
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.374
Ecological footprint
0.134
Protected biome
0.456
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.810
Human Habitat
0.597
Projected change of warm periods
0.173
Projected change of flood hazard
0.697
Urban concentration
0.391
Age dependency ratio
0.841
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.692
Paved roads
0.786
Infrastructure
0.571
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.693
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.707
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.597
Disaster preparedness
0.288