Sri Lanka

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 11,047.67 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 20,966,000 HDI (2015): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 94
Score: 51.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.413
Readiness 0.448

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Sri Lanka places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Sri Lanka is well positioned to adapt. Sri Lanka is the 84th most vulnerable country and the 88th 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
77
78
78
78
78
79
77
76
79
91
93
95
97
96
100
102
101
94
95
94
94
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.413
Food
0.623
Projected change of cereal yields
0.960
Projected population change
0.242
Food import dependency
0.267
Rural population
0.880
Agriculture capacity
0.386
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.326
Projected change of annual runoff
0.048
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.631
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.245
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.937
Access to reliable drinking water
0.096
Health
0.266
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.046
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.809
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.060
Ecosystem Services
0.368
Projected change of biome distribution
0.471
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.366
Natural capital dependency
0.174
Ecological footprint
0.437
Protected biome
0.090
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.672
Human Habitat
0.655
Projected change of warm periods
0.860
Projected change of flood hazard
0.632
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.232
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.692
Paved roads
0.858
Infrastructure
0.240
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.386
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.021
Dependency on imported energy
0.459
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.124
Electricity access
0.139
Disaster preparedness
0.313
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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