Slovakia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 27,394.20 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 5,424,050 HDI (2015): 0.84
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 34
Score: 64.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.327
Readiness 0.614

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Slovakia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Slovakia is well positioned to adapt. Slovakia is the 39th least vulnerable country and the 33rd 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
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39
34
34
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.327
Food
0.386
Projected change of cereal yields
0.362
Projected population change
0.144
Food import dependency
0.194
Rural population
0.500
Agriculture capacity
0.729
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.596
Projected change of annual runoff
0.854
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.774
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.011
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.938
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.083
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.061
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.229
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.015
Ecosystem Services
0.300
Projected change of biome distribution
0.812
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.062
Ecological footprint
0.404
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.522
Human Habitat
0.243
Projected change of warm periods
0.170
Projected change of flood hazard
0.563
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.038
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.445
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.353
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.482
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.576
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0
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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