ND-GAIN Country Index

The ND-GAIN Country Index summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help governments, businesses and communities better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

World wide ranking by ND-GAIN Index, higher scores are better.

Adjust for GDP

Country Rankings

Rank countries by ND-GAIN Country Index, Vulnerability and Readiness.

Scores for 2017

Rank Country Income group Score
1
Norway
Upper
76.1
2
New Zealand
Upper
73.5
3
Finland
Upper
72.0
4
Sweden
Upper
71.3
5
Australia
Upper
71.0
6
Switzerland
Upper
70.9
7
Denmark
Upper
70.6
8
Austria
Upper
70.5
9
Germany
Upper
69.3
9
Iceland
Upper
69.3
9
Singapore
Upper
69.3
12
United Kingdom
Upper
69.1
13
Canada
Upper
68.8
14
Luxembourg
Upper
68.7
15
United States
Upper
67.9
16
Republic of Korea
Upper
67.3
17
France
Upper
66.6
18
Netherlands
Upper
66.5
19
Slovenia
Upper
65.5
20
Japan
Upper
65.1
21
Ireland
Upper
64.7
22
Czech Republic
Upper
63.7
23
Poland
Upper
63.1
24
Spain
Upper
62.6
25
Estonia
Upper
62.4
26
Belgium
Upper
61.7
27
Portugal
Upper
61.6
28
Chile
Upper middle
61.3
29
Israel
Upper
61.1
29
Lithuania
Upper
61.1
31
Latvia
Upper middle
60.8
32
Italy
Upper
60.7
33
United Arab Emirates
Upper
58.9
33
Russian Federation
Upper middle
58.9
35
Greece
Upper middle
58.6
36
Hungary
Upper middle
58.4
37
Slovakia
Upper
58.1
38
Cyprus
Upper
58.0
39
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
57.6
40
Belarus
Upper middle
57.4
40
Georgia
Lower middle
57.4
42
Malaysia
Upper
57.3
43
Malta
Upper
56.9
44
Bulgaria
Upper middle
56.8
45
Dominica
Lower middle
56.7
46
Turkey
Upper middle
56.6
47
Grenada
Upper middle
56.5
48
Croatia
Upper middle
56.0
49
St Vincent & Grenadines
Lower middle
55.8
50
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
55.6
50
Mauritius
Upper middle
55.6
52
Macedonia
Upper middle
55.1
53
Oman
Upper
54.7
54
Barbados
Upper middle
54.6
55
Uruguay
Upper middle
54.4
56
Saudi Arabia
Upper
54.3
57
China
Upper middle
54.0
58
Armenia
Lower middle
53.8
58
Montenegro
Upper middle
53.8
60
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
53.6
61
Costa Rica
Upper middle
53.5
62
Thailand
Upper middle
53.4
63
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
53.1
64
Qatar
Upper
53.0
65
Romania
Upper middle
52.8
66
Bahamas
Upper
52.7
66
Mongolia
Lower middle
52.7
68
Ukraine
Lower middle
52.1
69
Argentina
Upper middle
51.9
70
Serbia
Upper middle
51.4
71
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
51.0
72
Iran
Upper middle
50.8
72
Morocco
Lower middle
50.8
72
Panama
Upper middle
50.8
72
Peru
Upper middle
50.8
76
Colombia
Upper middle
50.7
76
Mexico
Upper middle
50.7
78
Albania
Lower middle
50.6
79
Moldova
Lower middle
50.5
80
Brazil
Upper middle
50.4
81
Kuwait
Upper
50.3
81
South Africa
Upper middle
50.3
83
Kyrgyzstan
Low
50.1
84
Tunisia
Lower middle
49.7
85
Jordan
Lower middle
49.6
86
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Lower middle
49.3
87
Fiji
Lower middle
48.8
88
Bahrain
Upper
48.7
88
Jamaica
Lower middle
48.7
90
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
48.6
91
Seychelles
Upper
48.4
92
Botswana
Upper middle
47.8
93
Paraguay
Lower middle
47.6
94
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
47.4
94
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
47.4
96
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
47.2
97
Viet Nam
Lower middle
46.6
98
Bhutan
Lower middle
46.5
98
Samoa
Lower middle
46.5
100
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
46.3
101
Egypt
Lower middle
46.1
102
Indonesia
Lower middle
45.9
102
Namibia
Lower middle
45.9
104
Cuba
NA
45.5
105
Algeria
Upper middle
45.2
105
Lebanon
Upper middle
45.2
107
Ghana
Lower middle
45.1
108
El Salvador
Lower middle
45.0
108
Suriname
Upper middle
45.0
110
Ecuador
Lower middle
44.7
111
Guatemala
Lower middle
43.3
112
Philippines
Lower middle
43.1
113
Tajikistan
Low
42.7
114
Nicaragua
Lower middle
42.6
114
Rwanda
Low
42.6
116
Gabon
Upper middle
42.4
116
Guyana
Lower middle
42.4
116
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
42.4
119
Belize
Lower middle
42.3
120
India
Lower middle
42.2
121
Venezuela
Upper middle
42.1
122
Honduras
Lower middle
41.3
123
Tonga
Lower middle
41.2
124
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
41.1
125
Libya
Upper middle
40.8
126
Maldives
Upper middle
40.5
127
Bolivia
Lower middle
40.3
127
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
40.3
129
Swaziland
Lower middle
40.2
130
Lesotho
Low
40.1
131
Nepal
Low
39.9
131
Senegal
Low
39.9
133
Iraq
Upper middle
39.8
134
Laos
Lower middle
39.4
135
Cambodia
Low
39.3
135
Vanuatu
Low
39.3
137
Comoros
Low
39.2
138
Cameroon
Low
39.1
139
Pakistan
Lower middle
39.0
139
Syria
NA
39.0
141
Djibouti
Low
38.9
142
Zambia
Low
38.6
143
Gambia
Low
38.3
144
Solomon Islands
Low
38.1
145
Côte d'Ivoire
Low
37.9
145
Togo
Low
37.9
147
Sierra Leone
Low
37.8
148
Nigeria
Lower middle
37.6
149
Tanzania
Low
37.0
150
Kenya
Low
36.9
151
Guinea
Low
36.8
152
Micronesia
Low
36.5
153
Equatorial Guinea
Upper middle
36.3
154
Mauritania
Low
36.0
155
Uganda
Low
35.8
156
Benin
Low
35.7
156
Malawi
Low
35.7
158
Bangladesh
Low
35.5
159
Angola
Lower middle
35.4
159
Mozambique
Low
35.4
161
Burkina Faso
Low
35.2
161
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
35.2
163
Ethiopia
Low
35.0
164
Myanmar
Lower middle
34.8
165
Congo
Lower middle
34.7
166
Mali
Low
33.6
167
Yemen
Low
33.5
168
Zimbabwe
Low
33.1
169
Madagascar
Low
32.9
170
Liberia
Low
32.4
171
Burundi
Low
32.3
172
Guinea-Bissau
Low
32.1
173
Afghanistan
Low
31.4
173
Haiti
Low
31.4
175
Niger
Low
31.0
176
Sudan
Lower middle
30.4
177
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
29.6
178
Central African Rep.
NA
27.5
179
Eritrea
Low
26.3
180
Chad
Low
25.7
181
Somalia
NA
20.3
 
Liechtenstein*
NA
-
 
Kiribati*
Low
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Low
-
 
Nauru*
NA
-
 
Monaco*
NA
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea*
NA
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Andorra*
NA
-
 
Cape Verde*
NA
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.