Samoa

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 6,850.45 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 196,130 HDI (2018): 0.71
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 98
Score: 47.0
Vulnerability 0.496
Readiness 0.435

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Samoa 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. Samoa is the 55th most vulnerable country and the 80th 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
80
80
79
85
80
83
82
84
85
87
86
90
92
94
99
96
94
91
95
94
96
96
95
98
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.496
Food
0.594
Projected change of cereal yields
0.906
Projected population change
0.186
Food import dependency
0.452
Rural population
0.881
Agriculture capacity
0.998
Child malnutrition
0.142
Water
0.408
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.213
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.988
Access to reliable drinking water
0.431
Health
0.602
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
0.788
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.940
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.532
Ecosystem Services
0.566
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.754
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.247
Protected biome
0.401
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.862
Human Habitat
0.554
Projected change of warm periods
0.339
Projected change of flood hazard
0.703
Urban concentration
0.119
Age dependency ratio
0.742
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.867
Infrastructure
0.251
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.451
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.083
Electricity access
0.032
Disaster preparedness
0.438