Malaysia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2020): 27,923.69 Int. Dollar Population (2020): 32,365,998 HDI (2020): 0.81
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 49
Score: 56.6
Vulnerability 0.377
Readiness 0.510

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 135th most vulnerable country and the 53rd 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 19 20
Ranking
47
47
50
52
51
49
49
47
49
49
51
52
53
55
53
50
51
43
43
36
36
43
46
46
45
49
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2001 to 2020 Score
Vulnerability
0.377
Food
0.446
Projected change of cereal yields
0.972
Projected population change
0.258
Food import dependency
0.137
Rural population
0.246
Agriculture capacity
0.620
Child malnutrition
0.441
Water
0.289
Projected change of annual runoff
0.512
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.326
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.010
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.824
Access to reliable drinking water
0.063
Health
0.371
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
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.874
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.230
Ecosystem Services
0.364
Projected change of biome distribution
0.376
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.374
Natural capital dependency
0.085
Ecological footprint
0.275
Protected biome
0.347
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.729
Human Habitat
0.513
Projected change of warm periods
0.564
Projected change of flood hazard
0.663
Urban concentration
0.754
Age dependency ratio
0.428
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
0.655
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.295
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.213