Saudi Arabia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 55,119.91 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 33,699,947 HDI (2018): 0.86
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 51
Score: 55.4
Vulnerability 0.404
Readiness 0.512

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Saudi Arabia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Saudi Arabia is well positioned to adapt. Saudi Arabia is the 72nd least vulnerable country and the 52nd 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
69
69
70
68
67
67
67
67
67
68
67
69
68
62
62
61
60
60
57
58
58
52
53
51
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.404
Food
0.462
Projected change of cereal yields
0.675
Projected population change
0.325
Food import dependency
0.232
Rural population
0.174
Agriculture capacity
0.914
Child malnutrition
0.454
Water
0.399
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.993
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.343
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.212
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0.185
Medical staff
0.772
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.230
Ecosystem Services
0.498
Projected change of biome distribution
0.471
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.637
Natural capital dependency
0.146
Ecological footprint
0.511
Protected biome
0.422
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.802
Human Habitat
0.552
Projected change of warm periods
0.296
Projected change of flood hazard
0.541
Urban concentration
0.826
Age dependency ratio
0.371
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.485
Paved roads
0.791
Infrastructure
0.169
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.039
Dependency on imported energy
0.068
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.299
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-