Pakistan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 4,744.85 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 188,924,874 HDI (2015): 0.54
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 125
Score: 44.4
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.453
Readiness 0.342

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Pakistan places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Pakistan is the 68th most vulnerable country and the 44th 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
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125
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.453
Food
0.494
Projected change of cereal yields
0.854
Projected population change
0.684
Food import dependency
0.015
Rural population
0.660
Agriculture capacity
0.051
Child malnutrition
0.700
Water
0.697
Projected change of annual runoff
0.561
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.718
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.744
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.971
Access to reliable drinking water
0.189
Health
0.479
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.667
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.127
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.280
Slum population
0.469
Medical staff
0.885
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.448
Ecosystem Services
0.544
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.738
Natural capital dependency
0.430
Ecological footprint
0.469
Protected biome
0.374
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.627
Human Habitat
0.315
Projected change of warm periods
0.253
Projected change of flood hazard
0.249
Urban concentration
0.075
Age dependency ratio
0.454
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.583
Paved roads
0.276
Infrastructure
0.190
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.399
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.010
Dependency on imported energy
0.243
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.044
Electricity access
0.079
Disaster preparedness
0.363
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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