Syria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2012): 4,687.50 USD
Population (2012): 20,038,112
ND-GAIN Index rank 122
Score: 52.6
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.349
Readiness 0.401

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Syria places it in the upper-left quadrant of the Readiness Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Syria is the 89th least vulnerable country and the 16th 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
Ranking
111
112
114
116
117
118
118
116
115
119
115
122
123
118
117
118
122
122
Denotes worst scores
Indicator Composition 1995 to 2012 Raw Score
Vulnerability
0.349
Food
0.454
Food capacity
- 0.336
Food import dependency
27 % 0.270
Malnutrition
11.5 % 1.000
Rural population
43.9 % 0.439
Variation of cereal yield
0.07 0.140
Yield change
44.93 % 0.541
Ecosystems
0.562
Dependency on natural capital
0.16 % 0.319
Ecological footprint
-0.03 0.503
Projected Biome Threat
- -
International Environmental Conventions
0 0.642
Protected biomes
3.76 0.962
Habitat
0.483
Value lost due to electrical outages
8.60 % 0.860
Slums
- -
Threatened species
0.50 % 0.504
Trade and transport infrastructure
2.45 0.510
Urban concentration
27.50 % 0.250
Urban excess growth
0.32 % 0.662
Urban risk
23.38 0.292
Health
0.213
Disability adjusted life years
3.00 % 0.075
External health dependence
0.4 % 0.004
Disease mortality
7.8 % 0.156
Life expectancy
75.8 0.183
Maternal mortality
0 % 0.055
Health workers per capita
7.70 0.806
Infrastructure
0.029
Coastal area
0.05 % 0.001
Coastal population
0.10 % 0.001
Energy access
92.7 % 0.073
Energy sensitivity
-2,172.5 % 0
Road flooding
0 0
Paved roads
90.30 % 0.097
Water
0.354
Precipitation change
86.6 % 0.866
Temperature change
1.8 °C 0.075
Improved sanitation facilities
95.0 % 0.050
Water access
90.0 % 0.100
Water disease
54 0.036
Water use
99.8 % 0.998
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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