Qatar

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 135,321.69 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 2,235,355 HDI (2015): 0.85
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 50
Score: 60.4
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.330
Readiness 0.537

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Qatar places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Qatar is well positioned to adapt. Qatar is the 41st least vulnerable country and the 61st most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.330
Food
0.332
Projected change of cereal yields
0.584
Projected population change
0.770
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.008
Agriculture capacity
0.160
Child malnutrition
0.140
Water
0.610
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0.048
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.070
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
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.025
Ecosystem Services
0.471
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.296
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.760
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.854
Human Habitat
0.283
Projected change of warm periods
0.633
Projected change of flood hazard
0.290
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.390
Paved roads
0.101
Infrastructure
0.213
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.068
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.532
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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