Jordan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 11,496.26 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 6,607,000 HDI (2014): 0.74
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 89
Score: 51.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.443
Readiness 0.480

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Jordan 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. Jordan is the 79th most vulnerable country and the 79th 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
Ranking
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89
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.443
Food
0.558
Projected change of cereal yields
0.732
Projected population change
0.713
Food import dependency
0.994
Rural population
0.178
Agriculture capacity
0.568
Child malnutrition
0.160
Water
0.715
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.932
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.924
Water dependency ratio
0.371
Dam capacity
0.992
Access to reliable drinking water
0.069
Health
0.182
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
0.159
Slum population
0.133
Medical staff
0.464
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.011
Ecosystem Services
0.496
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.048
Natural capital dependency
0.111
Ecological footprint
0.753
Protected biome
0.915
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.704
Human Habitat
0.345
Projected change of warm periods
0.190
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.821
Age dependency ratio
0.459
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.602
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.362
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
0.174
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 Index (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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