Kuwait

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 67,113.00 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 3,892,115 HDI (2015): 0.82
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 75
Score: 55.5
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.397
Readiness 0.508

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Kuwait places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Kuwait is well positioned to adapt. Kuwait is the 87th least vulnerable country and the 71st 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
79
75
77
76
76
71
72
70
74
78
72
77
80
78
80
75
74
74
71
75
75
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.397
Food
0.475
Projected change of cereal yields
0.549
Projected population change
0.838
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.018
Agriculture capacity
0.286
Child malnutrition
0.160
Water
0.804
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.022
Health
0.146
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
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.405
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.260
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.309
Natural capital dependency
0.006
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.785
Human Habitat
0.450
Projected change of warm periods
0.638
Projected change of flood hazard
0.466
Urban concentration
0.982
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.460
Paved roads
0.151
Infrastructure
0.249
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.057
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.722
Electricity access
0.028
Disaster preparedness
-
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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