Syria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): - Population (2015): 18,502,413 HDI (2015): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 134
Score: 41.7
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.467
Readiness 0.301

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 60th most vulnerable country and the 19th 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
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117
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117
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117
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119
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118
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130
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134
134
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.467
Food
0.634
Projected change of cereal yields
0.624
Projected population change
0.591
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.456
Agriculture capacity
0.734
Child malnutrition
0.767
Water
0.746
Projected change of annual runoff
0.751
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.867
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.842
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.802
Access to reliable drinking water
0.217
Health
0.221
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
0.024
Slum population
0.199
Medical staff
0.727
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.053
Ecosystem Services
0.595
Projected change of biome distribution
0.682
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.416
Natural capital dependency
0.290
Ecological footprint
0.435
Protected biome
0.959
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.785
Human Habitat
0.380
Projected change of warm periods
0.223
Projected change of flood hazard
0.292
Urban concentration
0.162
Age dependency ratio
0.520
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.731
Paved roads
0.354
Infrastructure
0.228
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.472
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0
Dependency on imported energy
0.417
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.005
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 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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