Country Rankings

Rank countries by ND-GAIN Country Index, Vulnerability and Readiness.

Scores for 2015

Rank Country Income group Score
1
Argentina
Upper middle
109.0
2
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
99.2
3
Syria
Lower middle
97.3
4
Myanmar
Low
93.2
5
New Zealand
Upper
15.7
6
Denmark
Upper
14.3
7
United Kingdom
Upper
12.7
8
Kyrgyzstan
Low
12.2
9
Finland
Upper
11.9
10
Germany
Upper
10.9
11
Norway
Upper
9.9
12
Iceland
Upper
9.8
13
Sweden
Upper
9.5
14
Republic of Korea
Upper
9.1
15
Poland
Upper
8.8
16
Dominica
Upper middle
8.3
16
France
Upper
8.3
18
Japan
Upper
8.2
19
Georgia
Lower middle
8.1
19
Slovenia
Upper
8.1
21
Tajikistan
Low
7.7
22
Moldova
Lower middle
7.5
23
Austria
Upper
7.4
23
Switzerland
Upper
7.4
25
Australia
Upper
7.3
25
United States
Upper
7.3
27
Canada
Upper
7.2
27
Guinea
Low
7.2
27
Ukraine
Lower middle
7.2
30
Comoros
Low
7.1
31
Armenia
Lower middle
6.8
32
Liberia
Low
6.7
33
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
6.5
34
Czech Republic
Upper
6.4
35
Mozambique
Low
6.2
36
Malawi
Low
6.1
37
Singapore
Upper
6.0
38
Estonia
Upper
5.9
38
Nepal
Low
5.9
40
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
5.4
40
Rwanda
Low
5.4
42
Niger
Low
5.3
43
Netherlands
Upper
5.2
44
Portugal
Upper
5.1
45
Barbados
Upper
5.0
45
Chile
Upper middle
5.0
47
China
Upper middle
4.9
48
Ghana
Lower middle
4.7
49
Belarus
Upper middle
4.6
49
Ethiopia
Low
4.6
49
Lithuania
Upper middle
4.6
49
Viet Nam
Lower middle
4.6
53
Russian Federation
Upper middle
4.2
54
Ireland
Upper
4.1
55
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
4.0
55
Macedonia
Upper middle
4.0
57
Bulgaria
Upper middle
3.9
57
Togo
Low
3.9
59
Belgium
Upper
3.6
60
Albania
Lower middle
3.4
60
Sierra Leone
Low
3.4
62
Senegal
Lower middle
3.3
63
Grenada
Upper middle
3.2
64
Spain
Upper
3.0
65
Latvia
Upper middle
2.9
65
Vanuatu
Lower middle
2.9
67
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
2.8
68
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
2.7
69
Cape Verde
Lower middle
2.5
69
Gambia
Low
2.5
71
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
2.4
71
Morocco
Lower middle
2.4
73
Tonga
Lower middle
2.3
74
Burundi
Low
2.2
75
Cyprus
Upper
2.1
75
Montenegro
Upper middle
2.1
75
Thailand
Upper middle
2.1
78
Greece
Upper
2.0
78
Croatia
Upper
2.0
78
Italy
Upper
2.0
81
Mauritius
Upper middle
1.9
82
Burkina Faso
Low
1.7
82
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
1.7
82
Slovakia
Upper
1.7
85
Madagascar
Low
1.6
86
Benin
Low
1.5
87
Hungary
Upper
1.4
88
Philippines
Lower middle
1.1
89
Jamaica
Upper middle
1.0
89
Serbia
Upper middle
1.0
91
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.8
91
Israel
Upper
0.8
91
Cambodia
Low
0.8
91
Tanzania
Low
0.8
95
Colombia
Upper middle
0.6
95
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.6
95
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.6
95
Turkey
Upper middle
0.6
95
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.6
100
Romania
Upper middle
0.5
101
Zimbabwe
Low
0.4
102
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.3
103
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.1
104
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0
104
Tunisia
Upper middle
0
106
Cameroon
Lower middle
-0.1
107
Malta
Upper
-0.2
108
Jordan
Upper middle
-0.3
108
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
-0.3
110
Mongolia
Lower middle
-0.6
110
Samoa
Lower middle
-0.6
112
El Salvador
Lower middle
-1.0
113
Central African Rep.
Low
-1.1
113
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
-1.1
115
Bangladesh
Low
-1.2
115
Brazil
Upper middle
-1.2
115
Mexico
Upper middle
-1.2
118
Peru
Upper middle
-1.3
119
India
Lower middle
-1.4
119
Mali
Low
-1.4
121
Paraguay
Lower middle
-1.5
122
Honduras
Lower middle
-1.6
123
Pakistan
Lower middle
-1.7
123
Zambia
Lower middle
-1.7
125
Haiti
Low
-1.9
125
South Africa
Upper middle
-1.9
127
Luxembourg
Upper
-2.0
128
Fiji
Lower middle
-2.2
129
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
-2.3
130
Laos
Lower middle
-2.4
131
Kenya
Low
-2.5
132
Indonesia
Lower middle
-2.6
133
Bhutan
Lower middle
-2.8
133
Lesotho
Lower middle
-2.8
135
Uganda
Low
-2.9
136
Iran
Upper middle
-3.1
137
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
-3.4
138
Guatemala
Lower middle
-3.5
139
Seychelles
Upper middle
-3.6
140
Egypt
Lower middle
-3.7
141
Lebanon
Upper middle
-3.8
142
Belize
Lower middle
-4.0
143
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
-4.1
144
Djibouti
Lower middle
-4.6
145
Afghanistan
Low
-4.7
146
Panama
Upper middle
-4.9
147
Bolivia
Lower middle
-5.0
148
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
-5.1
149
Ecuador
Upper middle
-5.5
149
Maldives
Upper middle
-5.5
151
Guyana
Lower middle
-6.3
152
Bahamas
Upper
-7.6
152
Nigeria
Lower middle
-7.6
154
Botswana
Upper middle
-7.7
154
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
-7.7
156
Namibia
Upper middle
-8.2
157
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
-8.6
158
Oman
Upper
-8.8
159
Suriname
Upper middle
-8.9
160
United Arab Emirates
Upper
-9.0
161
Eritrea
Low
-9.1
162
Algeria
Upper middle
-9.2
162
Venezuela
Upper middle
-9.2
164
Saudi Arabia
Upper
-10.2
165
Mauritania
Low
-10.3
166
Swaziland
Lower middle
-11.1
167
Yemen
Lower middle
-11.5
168
Bahrain
Upper
-11.6
168
Cuba
Upper middle
-11.6
170
Congo
Lower middle
-12.7
170
Libya
Upper middle
-12.7
172
Chad
Low
-12.8
173
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
-12.9
174
Angola
Upper middle
-13.5
175
Sudan
Lower middle
-13.7
176
Gabon
Upper middle
-14.0
177
Iraq
Lower middle
-14.6
178
Kuwait
Upper
-15.6
179
Qatar
Upper
-17.4
180
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
-17.5
181
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
-22.8
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
Somalia*
Low
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.

ND-GAIN Country Index, adjusted for GDP

There is a correlation between ND-GAIN scores and GDP per capita. To account for this, we introduce the 'GDP adjusted ND-GAIN score'. This score is defined as the distance of a country's measured ND-GAIN score and its expected value based on the regression of ND-GAIN and GDP. Positive values reflect better resilience than expected. This correlation applies to vulnerability and readiness as well. For these, positive values reflect lower vulnerability and higher readiness than expected, given a certain level of GDP per capita. The year-by-year calculation of the regression and distance from the expected value allows the index to determine that changes in the relationship over time.

Methodology

World wide ranking by ND-GAIN Index, adjusted for GDP. Higher scores are better.

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