Bangladesh

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,136.56 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 160,995,642 HDI (2015): 0.57
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 142
Score: 41.0
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.506
Readiness 0.327

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Bangladesh 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. Bangladesh is the 46th most vulnerable country and the 35th 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
140
139
141
139
138
137
139
139
141
145
138
135
136
135
139
137
138
139
142
142
142
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.506
Food
0.551
Projected change of cereal yields
0.977
Projected population change
0.416
Food import dependency
0.097
Rural population
0.708
Agriculture capacity
0.155
Child malnutrition
0.953
Water
0.600
Projected change of annual runoff
0.594
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.698
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.029
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.992
Access to reliable drinking water
0.287
Health
0.589
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.113
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.414
Slum population
0.568
Medical staff
0.953
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.483
Ecosystem Services
0.531
Projected change of biome distribution
0.482
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.304
Natural capital dependency
0.308
Ecological footprint
0.475
Protected biome
0.815
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.472
Projected change of warm periods
0.064
Projected change of flood hazard
0.753
Urban concentration
0.131
Age dependency ratio
0.253
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.721
Paved roads
0.912
Infrastructure
0.295
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.434
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.044
Dependency on imported energy
0.152
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.370
Electricity access
0.496
Disaster preparedness
0.275
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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