Bhutan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 10,516.28 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 754,394 HDI (2018): 0.62
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 91
Score: 47.7
Vulnerability 0.508
Readiness 0.462

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Bhutan 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. Bhutan is the 49th most vulnerable country and the 69th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ranking
112
111
113
112
110
106
108
112
101
103
97
98
101
104
102
103
100
102
103
97
98
96
92
91
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.508
Food
0.516
Projected change of cereal yields
0.799
Projected population change
0.221
Food import dependency
0.215
Rural population
0.637
Agriculture capacity
0.995
Child malnutrition
0.227
Water
0.227
Projected change of annual runoff
0.169
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.292
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.006
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.669
Health
0.712
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.684
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.214
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.949
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.547
Projected change of biome distribution
0.718
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.157
Protected biome
0.471
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.939
Human Habitat
0.540
Projected change of warm periods
0.056
Projected change of flood hazard
0.910
Urban concentration
0.363
Age dependency ratio
0.457
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.792
Paved roads
0.663
Infrastructure
-
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.023
Disaster preparedness
0.613