Republic of Korea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 43,678.50 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 51,606,633 HDI (2019): 0.91
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 15
Score: 68.3
Vulnerability 0.365
Readiness 0.731

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The Republic of Korea places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The Republic of Korea is well positioned to adapt. The Republic of Korea is the 50th least vulnerable country and the 8th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.365
Food
0.246
Projected change of cereal yields
0.822
Projected population change
0.121
Food import dependency
0.086
Rural population
0.200
Agriculture capacity
0.246
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.397
Projected change of annual runoff
0.727
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.286
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.372
Water dependency ratio
0.070
Dam capacity
0.909
Access to reliable drinking water
0.019
Health
0.189
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.660
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.382
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.001
Ecosystem Services
0.586
Projected change of biome distribution
0.729
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.884
Natural capital dependency
0.022
Ecological footprint
0.483
Protected biome
0.395
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.447
Projected change of warm periods
0.176
Projected change of flood hazard
0.835
Urban concentration
0.800
Age dependency ratio
0.347
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.326
Paved roads
0.198
Infrastructure
0.325
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.160
Dependency on imported energy
0.940
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.176
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.238