Viet Nam

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): 5,124.60 Int. Dollar Population (2013): 89,708,900 HDI (2013): 0.64
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 97
Score: 49.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.454
Readiness 0.437

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Viet Nam 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. Viet Nam is the 80th most vulnerable country and the 81st 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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112
110
109
108
106
109
109
111
104
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100
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100
99
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97
97
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.454
Food
0.433
Projected change of cereal yields
0.956
Projected population growth
0.331
food import dependency
0.129
Rural population
0.677
Agriculture capacity
0.121
Child malnutrition
0.386
Water
0.540
Projected change of annual runoff
0.566
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.709
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.093
water dependency ratio
0.820
Dam capacity
0.939
Access to reliable drinking water
0.110
Health
0.324
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.211
Projected change of malaria hazard
0.170
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.085
Slum population
0.363
Medical staff
0.811
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.307
Ecosystem Services
0.629
Projected change of biome distribution
0.427
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.767
Natural capital dependency
0.533
Ecological footprint
0.624
Protected biome
0.635
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.789
Human Habitat
0.332
Projected change of heatwave hazard
0.381
Projected change of flood hazard
0.398
Urban concentration
0.107
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.580
Paved roads
0.528
Infrastructure
0.467
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.336
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
1.000
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0.054
Disaster preparedness
0.413
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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