Yemen

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 3,663.31 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 26,832,215 HDI (2015): 0.50
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 176
Score: 32.2
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.640
Readiness 0.283

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Yemen 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. Yemen is the 10th most vulnerable country and the 15th 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
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.640
Food
0.833
Projected change of cereal yields
0.664
Projected population change
0.798
Food import dependency
0.917
Rural population
0.705
Agriculture capacity
0.914
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.831
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.996
Access to reliable drinking water
0.989
Health
0.539
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.667
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.213
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.223
Slum population
0.627
Medical staff
0.928
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.573
Ecosystem Services
0.680
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.540
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.462
Protected biome
0.955
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.793
Human Habitat
0.613
Projected change of warm periods
0.777
Projected change of flood hazard
0.413
Urban concentration
0.192
Age dependency ratio
0.594
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.781
Paved roads
0.920
Infrastructure
0.344
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.004
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.066
Electricity access
0.634
Disaster preparedness
0.925
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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