Syria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): - Population (2013): 22,845,550 HDI (2013): 0.66
ND-GAIN Index rank 129
Score: 45.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.414
Readiness 0.313

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Syria places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Syria is the 65th most vulnerable country and the 24th 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
Ranking
117
114
113
111
114
113
113
111
113
119
118
123
121
119
119
120
121
127
129
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.414
Food
0.477
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population growth
0.337
food import dependency
0.367
Rural population
0.431
Agriculture capacity
0.728
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.688
Projected change of annual runoff
0.711
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.554
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.842
water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.803
Access to reliable drinking water
0.217
Health
0.247
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.316
Projected change of malaria hazard
0.126
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.031
Slum population
0.232
Medical staff
0.724
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.053
Ecosystem Services
0.631
Projected change of biome distribution
0.719
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.416
Natural capital dependency
0.290
Ecological footprint
0.615
Protected biome
0.962
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.785
Human Habitat
0.340
Projected change of heatwave hazard
0.429
Projected change of flood hazard
0.119
Urban concentration
0.167
Age dependency ratio
0.359
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.615
Paved roads
0.354
Infrastructure
0.100
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.063
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.001
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.013
Electricity access
0.097
Disaster preparedness
0.425
Methodology

ND-GAIN Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (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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