Saudi Arabia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 50,283.97 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 31,540,372 HDI (2015): 0.84
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 61
Score: 58.2
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.399
Readiness 0.562

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Saudi Arabia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Saudi Arabia is well positioned to adapt. Saudi Arabia is the 89th least vulnerable country and the 52nd 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
105
104
104
104
104
100
98
99
96
99
77
82
72
66
66
62
64
62
63
60
61
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.399
Food
0.648
Projected change of cereal yields
0.650
Projected population change
0.606
Food import dependency
0.920
Rural population
0.182
Agriculture capacity
0.742
Child malnutrition
0.787
Water
0.677
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
Dam capacity
0.994
Access to reliable drinking water
0.066
Health
0.151
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
0.186
Medical staff
0.396
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.362
Projected change of biome distribution
0.471
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.637
Natural capital dependency
0.129
Ecological footprint
0.134
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.420
Projected change of warm periods
0.722
Projected change of flood hazard
0.224
Urban concentration
0.235
Age dependency ratio
0.136
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.414
Paved roads
0.791
Infrastructure
0.137
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.003
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.216
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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