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ND-GAIN Index Country Rankings

Top 5 Countries Score
1
81.8
2
81.4
3
80.4
4
79.0
5
78.9
Bottom 5 Countries Score
176
31.5
177
30.2
178
28.9
179
28.9
180
24.8

Featured Countries

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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.

Know more about the sectors and indicators that have contributed to this progress by exploring Bangladesh's and Ghana's profiles in our site. Our visualizations tools will also provide valuable insights on their progress.

About the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, ND-GAIN, is a non-profit organization guided by a vision of building resilience to climate change and other global forces as a key component to sustainable development. Our mission is to enhance the world's understanding of the urgency for adaptation to climate change and other global forces through private and public investments for vulnerable communities.

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (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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