Bhutan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 7,601.37 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 774,830 HDI (2015): 0.60
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 113
Score: 47.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.499
Readiness 0.455

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Bhutan 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. Bhutan is the 47th most vulnerable country and the 91st most 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
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126
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126
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127
123
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117
113
113
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.499
Food
0.625
Projected change of cereal yields
0.783
Projected population change
0.412
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.661
Agriculture capacity
0.875
Child malnutrition
0.393
Water
0.309
Projected change of annual runoff
0.831
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.708
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.004
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.570
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.116
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.225
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.898
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.609
Ecosystem Services
0.531
Projected change of biome distribution
0.718
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.531
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.939
Human Habitat
0.502
Projected change of warm periods
0.138
Projected change of flood hazard
0.848
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.155
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.704
Paved roads
0.663
Infrastructure
0.457
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.300
Disaster preparedness
0.613
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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