Syria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): - Population (2013): 22,845,550 HDI (2013): 0.66
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 132
Score: 44.7
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.420
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 78th 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
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132
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.420
Food
0.593
Projected change of cereal yields
0.376
Projected population growth
0.656
food import dependency
0.367
Rural population
0.431
Agriculture capacity
0.728
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.541
Projected change of annual runoff
0.249
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.133
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.842
water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.803
Access to reliable drinking water
0.217
Health
0.242
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.316
Projected change of malaria hazard
0.095
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
0.335
Projected change of heatwave hazard
0.223
Projected change of flood hazard
0.292
Urban concentration
0.167
Age dependency ratio
0.359
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.615
Paved roads
0.354
Infrastructure
0.178
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.528
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
0.098
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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