Ghana

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,953.21 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 27,409,893 HDI (2015): 0.58
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 105
Score: 49.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.472
Readiness 0.453

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Ghana places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Ghana is the 59th most vulnerable country and the 90th 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
Ranking
117
116
115
117
114
118
121
125
121
124
118
116
115
113
112
110
107
105
105
106
105
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.472
Food
0.627
Projected change of cereal yields
0.972
Projected population change
0.796
Food import dependency
0.293
Rural population
0.495
Agriculture capacity
0.895
Child malnutrition
0.313
Water
0.369
Projected change of annual runoff
0.551
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.760
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.017
Water dependency ratio
0.637
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.248
Health
0.541
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.067
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.538
Slum population
0.391
Medical staff
0.916
Access to improved sanitation facilities
1.000
Ecosystem Services
0.446
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.317
Natural capital dependency
0.509
Ecological footprint
0.456
Protected biome
0.210
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.619
Human Habitat
0.631
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.510
Urban concentration
0.252
Age dependency ratio
0.561
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.583
Paved roads
0.881
Infrastructure
0.217
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.430
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.006
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.109
Electricity access
0.442
Disaster preparedness
0.313
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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