Kazakhstan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 24,352.85 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 17,544,126 HDI (2015): 0.79
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 47
Score: 61.6
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.335
Readiness 0.567

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Kazakhstan places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Kazakhstan is well positioned to adapt. Kazakhstan is the 45th least vulnerable country and the 46th 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
50
51
49
49
49
50
50
49
49
50
52
55
53
51
53
50
48
48
47
45
47
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.335
Food
0.451
Projected change of cereal yields
0.540
Projected population change
0.416
Food import dependency
0.021
Rural population
0.504
Agriculture capacity
0.955
Child malnutrition
0.273
Water
0.420
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.510
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.184
Water dependency ratio
0.562
Dam capacity
0.111
Access to reliable drinking water
0.156
Health
0.047
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.061
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.008
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.025
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.031
Ecosystem Services
0.530
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.347
Protected biome
0.808
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.838
Human Habitat
0.376
Projected change of warm periods
0.082
Projected change of flood hazard
0.654
Urban concentration
0.537
Age dependency ratio
0.215
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.654
Paved roads
0.114
Infrastructure
0.185
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.364
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.375
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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