Timor-Leste

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,126.04 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,245,015 HDI (2015): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 141
Score: 41.3
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.597
Readiness 0.423

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Timor-Leste places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Timor-Leste is the 17th most vulnerable country and the 77th 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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166
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141
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.597
Food
0.727
Projected change of cereal yields
0.928
Projected population change
-
Food import dependency
0.151
Rural population
0.725
Agriculture capacity
0.829
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.397
Projected change of annual runoff
0.606
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.620
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.143
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.616
Health
0.737
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.056
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.903
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.729
Ecosystem Services
0.629
Projected change of biome distribution
0.812
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.250
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.593
Protected biome
0.491
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.742
Projected change of warm periods
0.999
Projected change of flood hazard
0.345
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.789
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.833
Paved roads
-
Infrastructure
0.351
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.010
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.039
Electricity access
0.718
Disaster preparedness
0.638
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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