Maldives

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 11,892.46 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 409,163 HDI (2015): 0.71
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 103
Score: 49.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.474
Readiness 0.460

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Maldives 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. Maldives is the 58th most vulnerable country and the 88th 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
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96
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100
94
91
89
86
84
95
84
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88
91
94
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101
105
109
101
103
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.474
Food
0.774
Projected change of cereal yields
0.853
Projected population change
0.530
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.587
Agriculture capacity
0.991
Child malnutrition
0.680
Water
0.062
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
-
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.157
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.031
Health
0.325
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.015
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.470
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.026
Ecosystem Services
0.636
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.672
Natural capital dependency
0.068
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.968
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.838
Human Habitat
0.496
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.706
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.165
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.609
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.553
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.674
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.538
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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