Jordan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 10,239.66 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 7,594,547 HDI (2015): 0.75
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 88
Score: 53.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.426
Readiness 0.487

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Jordan places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Jordan is well positioned to adapt. Jordan is the 76th most vulnerable country and the 76th 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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88
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.426
Food
0.549
Projected change of cereal yields
0.732
Projected population change
0.658
Food import dependency
0.999
Rural population
0.176
Agriculture capacity
0.568
Child malnutrition
0.160
Water
0.716
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.932
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.924
Water dependency ratio
0.376
Dam capacity
0.993
Access to reliable drinking water
0.068
Health
0.190
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
0.210
Slum population
0.133
Medical staff
0.458
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.017
Ecosystem Services
0.426
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.048
Natural capital dependency
0.092
Ecological footprint
0.365
Protected biome
0.901
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.704
Human Habitat
0.343
Projected change of warm periods
0.190
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.821
Age dependency ratio
0.446
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.602
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.333
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.438
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0
Dependency on imported energy
0.965
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
0.006
Disaster preparedness
0.588
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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