Malaysia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 31,698.37 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 31,528,585 HDI (2018): 0.80
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 42
Score: 57.6
Vulnerability 0.370
Readiness 0.522

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Malaysia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Malaysia is well positioned to adapt. Malaysia is the 40th least vulnerable country and the 48th 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
43
41
42
43
43
43
42
41
42
41
43
44
48
48
45
47
49
42
40
37
37
40
44
42
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.370
Food
0.428
Projected change of cereal yields
0.972
Projected population change
0.258
Food import dependency
0.116
Rural population
0.258
Agriculture capacity
0.523
Child malnutrition
0.442
Water
0.294
Projected change of annual runoff
0.512
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.326
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.027
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.826
Access to reliable drinking water
0.070
Health
0.342
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.002
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.843
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.117
Ecosystem Services
0.365
Projected change of biome distribution
0.376
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.374
Natural capital dependency
0.084
Ecological footprint
0.280
Protected biome
0.347
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.729
Human Habitat
0.511
Projected change of warm periods
0.564
Projected change of flood hazard
0.663
Urban concentration
0.742
Age dependency ratio
0.429
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.474
Paved roads
0.193
Infrastructure
0.281
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.417
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.103
Dependency on imported energy
0.663
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.293
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.213