Sri Lanka

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 13,449.90 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 21,670,000 HDI (2018): 0.78
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 103
Score: 46.1
Vulnerability 0.477
Readiness 0.399

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Sri Lanka 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. Sri Lanka is the 60th most vulnerable country and the 92nd least 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
94
96
96
95
96
98
95
90
95
96
103
107
110
110
112
112
111
112
107
104
100
100
102
103
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.477
Food
0.585
Projected change of cereal yields
0.963
Projected population change
0.130
Food import dependency
0.210
Rural population
0.879
Agriculture capacity
0.745
Child malnutrition
0.581
Water
0.518
Projected change of annual runoff
0.952
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.369
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.344
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.924
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.479
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.044
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.912
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.402
Projected change of biome distribution
0.471
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.367
Natural capital dependency
0.196
Ecological footprint
0.241
Protected biome
0.463
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.672
Human Habitat
0.548
Projected change of warm periods
0.353
Projected change of flood hazard
0.782
Urban concentration
0.121
Age dependency ratio
0.530
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.644
Paved roads
0.858
Infrastructure
0.333
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.386
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.259
Dependency on imported energy
0.841
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.171
Electricity access
0.025
Disaster preparedness
0.313