Samoa

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 5,574.07 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 193,228 HDI (2015): 0.70
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 114
Score: 47.0
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.499
Readiness 0.440

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Samoa 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. Samoa is the 47th most vulnerable country and the 81st 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
111
110
111
113
110
112
113
114
113
114
107
112
112
115
113
114
112
111
116
116
114
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.499
Food
0.664
Projected change of cereal yields
0.898
Projected population change
0.346
Food import dependency
0.817
Rural population
0.872
Agriculture capacity
0.962
Child malnutrition
0.087
Water
0.450
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.787
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.990
Access to reliable drinking water
0.022
Health
0.389
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.832
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.809
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.104
Ecosystem Services
0.667
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.753
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.439
Protected biome
0.615
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.862
Human Habitat
0.691
Projected change of warm periods
0.827
Projected change of flood hazard
0.498
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.573
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.867
Infrastructure
0.133
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.036
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.060
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.438
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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