Nepal

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,313.39 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 28,513,700 HDI (2015): 0.55
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 120
Score: 45.2
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.486
Readiness 0.390

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Nepal 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. Nepal is the 54th most vulnerable country and the 71st least 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
102
108
108
115
116
119
118
122
121
122
125
126
128
129
128
128
128
128
125
121
120
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.486
Food
0.583
Projected change of cereal yields
0.876
Projected population change
0.419
Food import dependency
0.100
Rural population
0.877
Agriculture capacity
0.479
Child malnutrition
0.747
Water
0.459
Projected change of annual runoff
0.765
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.680
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.045
Water dependency ratio
0.079
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
0.184
Health
0.621
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.114
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.442
Slum population
0.560
Medical staff
0.945
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.665
Ecosystem Services
0.506
Projected change of biome distribution
0.741
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.802
Ecological footprint
0.473
Protected biome
0.247
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.773
Human Habitat
0.417
Projected change of warm periods
0.091
Projected change of flood hazard
0.701
Urban concentration
0.159
Age dependency ratio
0.403
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.685
Paved roads
0.465
Infrastructure
0.332
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.310
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.162
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.291
Disaster preparedness
0.563
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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