Jordan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2012): 5,245.63 USD
Population (2012): 5,915,000
ND-GAIN Index rank 56
Score: 65.8
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.304
Readiness 0.620

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Jordan places it in the lower-right quadrant of the Readiness Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Jordan is well positioned to adapt. Jordan is the 64th least vulnerable country and the 64th 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
Ranking
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57
55
53
53
50
54
59
50
49
56
58
58
51
56
58
55
56
Denotes worst scores
Indicator Composition 1995 to 2012 Raw Score
Vulnerability
0.304
Food
0.336
Food capacity
- 0
Food import dependency
111 % 1.000
Malnutrition
1.6 % 0.160
Rural population
17.3 % 0.173
Variation of cereal yield
0.07 0.140
Yield change
44.93 % 0.541
Ecosystems
0.489
Dependency on natural capital
0.05 % 0.102
Ecological footprint
-0.98 0.598
Projected Biome Threat
- -
International Environmental Conventions
0 0.507
Protected biomes
9.12 0.909
Habitat
0.356
Value lost due to electrical outages
1.70 % 0.170
Slums
- -
Threatened species
0.23 % 0.233
Trade and transport infrastructure
2.69 0.462
Urban concentration
23.29 % 0.190
Urban excess growth
0.14 % 0.571
Urban risk
36.80 0.460
Health
0.202
Disability adjusted life years
3.00 % 0.075
External health dependence
3.0 % 0.030
Disease mortality
9.6 % 0.192
Life expectancy
73.4 0.231
Maternal mortality
0 % 0.053
Health workers per capita
12.48 0.633
Infrastructure
0.173
Coastal area
0.01 % 0
Coastal population
6.80 % 0.068
Energy access
99.9 % 0.001
Energy sensitivity
9,664.0 % 0.966
Road flooding
0 0
Paved roads
100.00 % 0
Water
0.272
Precipitation change
42.3 % 0.423
Temperature change
2.0 °C 0.125
Improved sanitation facilities
98.0 % 0.020
Water access
97.0 % 0.030
Water disease
59 0.039
Water use
99.4 % 0.994
Methodology

ND-GAIN Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN 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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