Oman

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 35,982.75 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,490,541 HDI (2015): 0.79
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 70
Score: 56.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.434
Readiness 0.563

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Oman places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Oman is well positioned to adapt. Oman is the 74th most vulnerable country and the 49th 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
101
100
98
94
92
89
89
86
90
85
77
75
77
69
65
68
68
68
73
68
70
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.434
Food
0.697
Projected change of cereal yields
0.796
Projected population change
0.945
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.241
Agriculture capacity
0.728
Child malnutrition
0.473
Water
0.665
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.847
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.996
Access to reliable drinking water
0.145
Health
0.145
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
0.359
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.040
Ecosystem Services
0.571
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.787
Natural capital dependency
0.068
Ecological footprint
0.100
Protected biome
0.849
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.388
Projected change of warm periods
0.692
Projected change of flood hazard
0.206
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.529
Paved roads
0.511
Infrastructure
0.141
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.005
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.234
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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