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 2016

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
Norway
Upper
76.0
2
New Zealand
Upper
73.8
3
Finland
Upper
72.2
4
Sweden
Upper
71.6
5
Switzerland
Upper
71.3
6
Denmark
Upper
71.0
7
Austria
Upper
70.3
8
Iceland
Upper
70.1
9
Australia
Upper
70.0
10
Singapore
Upper
69.9
11
Germany
Upper
69.6
12
United Kingdom
Upper
69.4
13
Canada
Upper
68.9
14
Luxembourg
Upper
68.8
15
United States
Upper
68.0
16
Republic of Korea
Upper
67.2
17
France
Upper
66.7
18
Netherlands
Upper
66.6
19
Slovenia
Upper
65.9
20
Ireland
Upper
65.5
21
Japan
Upper
65.0
22
Czech Republic
Upper
63.7
22
Poland
Upper
63.7
24
Spain
Upper
62.9
25
Estonia
Upper
62.5
26
Portugal
Upper
62.0
27
Belgium
Upper
61.9
28
Chile
Upper middle
61.7
29
Israel
Upper
61.4
30
Lithuania
Upper
61.3
31
Latvia
Upper middle
60.7
32
Italy
Upper
60.6
33
Russian Federation
Upper middle
59.8
34
United Arab Emirates
Upper
59.1
35
Slovakia
Upper
59.0
36
Greece
Upper
58.3
36
Hungary
Upper
58.3
38
Cyprus
Upper
57.9
39
Belarus
Upper middle
57.5
40
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
57.4
41
Malta
Upper
57.0
42
Bulgaria
Upper middle
56.9
42
Georgia
Lower middle
56.9
42
Croatia
Upper middle
56.9
45
Dominica
Lower middle
56.8
45
Malaysia
Upper
56.8
47
Grenada
Upper middle
56.3
47
Turkey
Upper middle
56.3
49
St Vincent & Grenadines
Lower middle
55.8
50
Mauritius
Upper middle
55.7
51
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
55.6
52
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
55.2
53
Macedonia
Upper middle
54.9
54
Barbados
Upper middle
54.7
55
Saudi Arabia
Upper
54.3
55
Uruguay
Upper middle
54.3
57
Montenegro
Upper middle
54.1
58
Qatar
Upper
53.7
59
China
Upper middle
53.5
60
Armenia
Lower middle
53.4
61
Costa Rica
Upper middle
53.3
62
Mongolia
Upper middle
53.1
63
Romania
Upper middle
53.0
64
Thailand
Upper middle
52.9
65
Bahamas
Upper middle
52.8
66
Saint Lucia
Lower middle
52.7
67
Ukraine
Lower middle
52.4
68
Oman
Upper
52.1
69
Argentina
Upper middle
51.4
70
Serbia
Upper middle
51.1
71
Iran
Upper middle
50.9
72
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
50.8
73
Albania
Lower middle
50.6
73
Morocco
Lower middle
50.6
75
Brazil
Upper middle
50.5
75
Mexico
Upper middle
50.5
77
Colombia
Upper middle
50.3
77
South Africa
Upper middle
50.3
79
Panama
Upper middle
50.2
80
Peru
Upper middle
50.1
81
Jordan
Lower middle
50.0
81
Kyrgyzstan
Low
50.0
83
Moldova
Lower middle
49.9
84
Kuwait
Upper
49.6
84
Tunisia
Lower middle
49.6
86
Bahrain
Upper
49.2
87
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
49.1
88
Jamaica
Lower middle
48.6
89
Fiji
Lower middle
48.5
90
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
48.3
91
Seychelles
Upper
48.2
92
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
47.8
93
Botswana
Upper middle
47.6
94
Paraguay
Lower middle
47.5
95
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
47.2
96
Viet Nam
Lower middle
46.8
97
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
46.6
98
Egypt
Lower middle
46.1
98
Sri Lanka
Upper middle
46.1
98
Samoa
Lower middle
46.1
101
Ghana
Lower middle
45.8
102
Bhutan
Lower middle
45.6
103
Namibia
Lower middle
45.4
103
El Salvador
Lower middle
45.4
105
Indonesia
Lower middle
45.3
106
Cuba
NA
45.2
106
Lebanon
Upper middle
45.2
106
Suriname
Upper middle
45.2
109
Algeria
Upper middle
44.5
110
Ecuador
Lower middle
44.3
111
Guyana
Lower middle
43.8
112
Guatemala
Lower middle
43.2
113
Philippines
Lower middle
42.9
113
Tajikistan
Low
42.9
115
Nicaragua
Lower middle
42.6
116
Rwanda
Low
42.4
116
Venezuela
Upper middle
42.4
118
India
Lower middle
42.2
119
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
42.1
120
Gabon
Upper middle
42.0
121
Belize
Lower middle
41.7
122
Honduras
Lower middle
41.4
123
Tonga
Lower middle
41.1
124
Maldives
Upper middle
41.0
125
Libya
Lower middle
40.9
126
Bolivia
Lower middle
40.8
127
Lesotho
Low
40.0
127
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
40.0
129
Timor-Leste
Low
39.9
130
Iraq
Upper middle
39.5
130
Laos
Lower middle
39.5
130
Nepal
Low
39.5
130
Senegal
Low
39.5
134
Cambodia
Low
39.2
134
Syria
NA
39.2
136
Comoros
Low
39.1
137
Cameroon
Low
39.0
138
Pakistan
Lower middle
38.8
138
Zambia
Lower middle
38.8
140
Solomon Islands
Low
38.6
141
Djibouti
Low
38.4
142
Vanuatu
Low
38.3
143
Togo
Low
38.2
144
Swaziland
Lower middle
38.0
145
Nigeria
Lower middle
37.9
146
Gambia
Low
37.7
147
Côte d'Ivoire
Low
37.6
148
Guinea
Low
37.2
149
Sierra Leone
Low
37.1
150
Tanzania
Low
36.8
151
Kenya
Low
36.3
152
Micronesia
Low
36.0
153
Equatorial Guinea
Upper middle
35.9
154
Mauritania
Lower middle
35.8
155
Benin
Low
35.5
155
Malawi
Low
35.5
155
Uganda
Low
35.5
158
Papua New Guinea
Low
35.4
159
Congo
Lower middle
35.3
160
Bangladesh
Low
35.2
160
Mozambique
Low
35.2
162
Angola
Lower middle
35.1
163
Ethiopia
Low
34.8
164
Burkina Faso
Low
34.6
165
Myanmar
Lower middle
34.3
166
Mali
Low
33.6
166
Yemen
Low
33.6
168
Zimbabwe
Low
33.1
169
Madagascar
Low
33.0
170
Liberia
Low
32.3
171
Burundi
Low
32.2
171
Guinea-Bissau
Low
32.2
173
Haiti
Low
31.4
174
Afghanistan
Low
31.3
175
Niger
Low
30.5
176
Sudan
Lower middle
30.2
177
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
29.5
178
Central African Rep.
NA
27.5
179
Eritrea
Low
26.1
180
Chad
Low
25.7
181
Somalia
NA
20.2
 
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*
NA
-
 
Andorra*
NA
-
 
Cape Verde*
NA
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.