Iraq

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 14,017.77 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 36,423,395 HDI (2015): 0.65
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 134
Score: 41.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.467
Readiness 0.301

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Iraq 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. Iraq is the 60th most vulnerable country and the 19th 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
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134
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.467
Food
0.575
Projected change of cereal yields
0.629
Projected population change
1.000
Food import dependency
0.572
Rural population
0.329
Agriculture capacity
0.425
Child malnutrition
0.493
Water
0.642
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.801
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.734
Water dependency ratio
0.841
Dam capacity
0.183
Access to reliable drinking water
0.294
Health
0.381
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.667
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.010
Slum population
0.487
Medical staff
0.837
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.177
Ecosystem Services
0.656
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.323
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.386
Protected biome
0.946
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.400
Projected change of warm periods
0.327
Projected change of flood hazard
0.359
Urban concentration
0.221
Age dependency ratio
0.633
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.704
Paved roads
0.158
Infrastructure
0.147
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.471
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.023
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.241
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-
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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