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Bangladesh is one of most vulnerable nations of the world. From 1999 to 2014 the nation has slowly and consistently bettered its vulnerability standing, having an overall improvement of 0.0547 points. The mean progress of all nations for the same period was 0.0232 points. With 1.481 standard deviations above the mean, Bangladesh shows that a nation's vulnerability can indeed be bettered with appropriate actions. In contrast to vulnerability, Bangladesh's readiness has only consistently bettered since 2004. The nation's readiness had worsened from 1998 to 2004. In spite of that, Bangladesh's overall readiness has improved, although not as the same rate as its vulnerability measure.
Ghana, on the other hand, is an example of how vulnerability and readiness can both be considerably bettered with appropriate actions. The nation's Vulnerability has had an overall improvement of 0.0467 points in the 1995-2014 period. The mean progress of all nations for that period was 0.0232, placing Ghana's progress 0.7937 standard deviations above the mean. In the case of Readiness, the mean progress of all nations for the 1995-2014 period was 0.0897, which places Ghana 0.141 standard deviations above the mean.
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