Laos

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 7,441.28 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 7,061,507 HDI (2018): 0.60
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 142
Score: 38.9
Vulnerability 0.533
Readiness 0.311

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Laos 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. Laos is the 36th most vulnerable country and the 50th least 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
150
154
158
155
159
164
155
153
159
156
155
156
152
152
149
151
148
144
143
144
146
147
144
142
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.533
Food
0.569
Projected change of cereal yields
0.946
Projected population change
0.309
Food import dependency
0.211
Rural population
0.700
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
0.246
Water
0.452
Projected change of annual runoff
0.400
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.274
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.015
Water dependency ratio
0.429
Dam capacity
0.716
Access to reliable drinking water
0.879
Health
0.575
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.750
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
0.213
Medical staff
0.960
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.433
Ecosystem Services
0.553
Projected change of biome distribution
0.471
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.179
Protected biome
0.669
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.517
Projected change of warm periods
0.049
Projected change of flood hazard
0.648
Urban concentration
0.300
Age dependency ratio
0.580
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.656
Paved roads
0.870
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
0
Electricity access
0.064
Disaster preparedness
0.763