Thailand

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 15,345.36 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 67,959,359 HDI (2015): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 57
Score: 59.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.362
Readiness 0.547

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Thailand places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Thailand is well positioned to adapt. Thailand is the 61st least vulnerable country and the 58th most 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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42
43
41
42
43
43
44
47
48
51
56
58
53
55
56
56
61
61
57
57
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.362
Food
0.418
Projected change of cereal yields
0.966
Projected population change
0.174
Food import dependency
0.128
Rural population
0.535
Agriculture capacity
0.256
Child malnutrition
0.447
Water
0.477
Projected change of annual runoff
0.505
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.701
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.131
Water dependency ratio
0.675
Dam capacity
0.801
Access to reliable drinking water
0.048
Health
0.262
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.113
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.017
Slum population
0.258
Medical staff
0.797
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.086
Ecosystem Services
0.464
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.556
Natural capital dependency
0.345
Ecological footprint
0.399
Protected biome
0.226
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.704
Human Habitat
0.289
Projected change of warm periods
0.570
Projected change of flood hazard
0.471
Urban concentration
0.261
Age dependency ratio
0.007
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.399
Paved roads
0.025
Infrastructure
0.264
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.419
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.017
Dependency on imported energy
0.418
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.429
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.300
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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