Syria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): - Population (2014): 22,157,800 HDI (2014): 0.66
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 133
Score: 41.8
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.471
Readiness 0.306

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 66th most vulnerable country and the 21st 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
Ranking
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133
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.471
Food
0.648
Projected change of cereal yields
0.624
Projected population change
0.656
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.461
Agriculture capacity
0.734
Child malnutrition
0.767
Water
0.744
Projected change of annual runoff
0.751
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.867
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.842
Water dependency ratio
0.987
Dam capacity
0.796
Access to reliable drinking water
0.220
Health
0.220
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
0.022
Slum population
0.199
Medical staff
0.730
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.047
Ecosystem Services
0.657
Projected change of biome distribution
0.682
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.416
Natural capital dependency
0.347
Ecological footprint
0.751
Protected biome
0.962
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.785
Human Habitat
0.378
Projected change of warm periods
0.223
Projected change of flood hazard
0.292
Urban concentration
0.162
Age dependency ratio
0.503
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.731
Paved roads
0.354
Infrastructure
0.177
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.472
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.001
Dependency on imported energy
0.104
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.013
Electricity access
0.046
Disaster preparedness
0.425
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country 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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