Viet Nam

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 5,370.14 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 90,730,000 HDI (2014): 0.64
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 99
Score: 49.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.446
Readiness 0.441

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 77th most vulnerable country and the 82nd 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
Ranking
111
110
111
108
107
104
107
107
108
107
105
105
101
104
105
104
105
103
98
99
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.446
Food
0.424
Projected change of cereal yields
0.956
Projected population change
0.331
Food import dependency
0.119
Rural population
0.723
Agriculture capacity
0.124
Child malnutrition
0.293
Water
0.532
Projected change of annual runoff
0.566
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.709
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.093
Water dependency ratio
0.809
Dam capacity
0.937
Access to reliable drinking water
0.080
Health
0.275
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.075
Slum population
0.280
Medical staff
0.803
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.288
Ecosystem Services
0.659
Projected change of biome distribution
0.353
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.767
Natural capital dependency
0.637
Ecological footprint
0.775
Protected biome
0.635
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.789
Human Habitat
0.325
Projected change of warm periods
0.381
Projected change of flood hazard
0.398
Urban concentration
0.102
Age dependency ratio
0.068
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.472
Paved roads
0.528
Infrastructure
0.460
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
0.012
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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