Iran

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 16,507.02 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 79,109,272 HDI (2015): 0.77
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 79
Score: 54.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.364
Readiness 0.460

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Iran places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Iran is well positioned to adapt. Iran is the 63rd least vulnerable country and the 88th 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
84
86
87
88
87
87
84
82
81
82
91
89
86
85
88
89
88
88
83
80
79
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.364
Food
0.403
Projected change of cereal yields
0.685
Projected population change
0.366
Food import dependency
0.197
Rural population
0.287
Agriculture capacity
0.565
Child malnutrition
0.320
Water
0.595
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.794
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.680
Water dependency ratio
0.094
Dam capacity
0.920
Access to reliable drinking water
0.083
Health
0.252
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.212
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.001
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.811
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.123
Ecosystem Services
0.498
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.361
Natural capital dependency
0.215
Ecological footprint
0.365
Protected biome
0.590
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.895
Human Habitat
0.281
Projected change of warm periods
0.294
Projected change of flood hazard
0.331
Urban concentration
0.133
Age dependency ratio
0.026
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.645
Paved roads
0.259
Infrastructure
0.153
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.459
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.006
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.053
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.400
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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