Jordan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): 11,406.50 Int. Dollar Population (2013): 6,459,000 HDI (2013): 0.74
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 86
Score: 51.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.445
Readiness 0.484

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 86th most vulnerable country and the 78th 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
Ranking
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86
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87
90
93
88
85
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85
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86
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86
86
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.445
Food
0.552
Projected change of cereal yields
0.732
Projected population growth
0.713
food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.168
Agriculture capacity
0.556
Child malnutrition
0.140
Water
0.730
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.932
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.994
water dependency ratio
0.376
Dam capacity
0.992
Access to reliable drinking water
0.086
Health
0.204
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.316
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.076
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.148
Slum population
0.202
Medical staff
0.458
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.023
Ecosystem Services
0.503
Projected change of biome distribution
0.510
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.048
Natural capital dependency
0.092
Ecological footprint
0.749
Protected biome
0.915
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.704
Human Habitat
0.322
Projected change of warm periods
0.190
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.822
Age dependency ratio
0.290
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.630
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.362
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.438
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.001
Dependency on imported energy
0.962
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.174
Electricity access
0.008
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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