ND-GAIN Country Index, adjusted for GDP

There is a correlation between ND-GAIN scores and GDP per capita. To account for this, we introduce the 'GDP adjusted ND-GAIN score'. This score is defined as the distance of a country's measured ND-GAIN score and its expected value based on the regression of ND-GAIN and GDP. Positive values reflect better resilience than expected. This correlation applies to vulnerability and readiness as well. For these, positive values reflect lower vulnerability and higher readiness than expected, given a certain level of GDP per capita. The year-by-year calculation of the regression and distance from the expected value allows the index to determine that changes in the relationship over time.

World wide ranking by ND-GAIN Index, adjusted for GDP. Higher scores are better.

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Country Rankings

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

Scores for 2018

Rank Country Income group Score
1
New Zealand
Upper
14.6
2
Georgia
Lower middle
11.0
3
Finland
Upper
10.8
4
Republic of Korea
Upper
9.5
5
Grenada
Upper middle
8.6
6
United Kingdom
Upper
8.5
7
Chile
Upper middle
7.9
8
Armenia
Lower middle
7.8
9
Dominica
Upper middle
7.7
10
Sweden
Upper
7.6
11
Belarus
Upper middle
7.4
11
Japan
Upper
7.4
13
Denmark
Upper
6.9
14
Poland
Upper
6.6
15
Portugal
Upper
6.4
16
Morocco
Lower middle
6.3
17
Estonia
Upper
6.2
17
France
Upper
6.2
19
Norway
Upper
6.1
20
Kyrgyzstan
Low
5.9
21
Slovenia
Upper
5.8
22
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
5.7
23
Germany
Upper
5.6
24
Barbados
Upper
5.5
25
Jordan
Upper middle
5.4
25
Russian Federation
Upper middle
5.4
27
Australia
Upper
5.1
27
Ukraine
Lower middle
5.1
29
Austria
Upper
4.9
30
Canada
Upper
4.8
31
Tunisia
Upper middle
4.6
32
Latvia
Upper middle
4.4
33
Cape Verde
Lower middle
4.2
33
Costa Rica
Upper middle
4.2
33
Moldova
Lower middle
4.2
36
Bulgaria
Upper middle
4.1
36
Iceland
Upper
4.1
38
Greece
Upper
4.0
39
Montenegro
Upper middle
3.9
40
Czech Republic
Upper
3.8
40
Mongolia
Lower middle
3.8
40
Mauritius
Upper middle
3.8
43
China
Upper middle
3.6
44
Lithuania
Upper middle
3.5
45
Spain
Upper
2.9
46
Fiji
Lower middle
2.8
46
Uruguay
Upper middle
2.8
48
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
2.4
48
Thailand
Upper middle
2.4
50
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
2.3
51
Jamaica
Upper middle
2.2
52
Serbia
Upper middle
2.0
53
Albania
Lower middle
1.8
54
Hungary
Upper
1.7
54
Samoa
Lower middle
1.7
56
Israel
Upper
1.6
56
Malaysia
Upper middle
1.6
56
Netherlands
Upper
1.6
59
Slovakia
Upper
1.5
59
Viet Nam
Lower middle
1.5
61
Croatia
Upper
1.3
62
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
1.2
63
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.9
64
Switzerland
Upper
0.6
65
Cyprus
Upper
0.4
66
Peru
Upper middle
0.3
67
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.2
68
Italy
Upper
0.1
69
Ghana
Lower middle
0
69
Tajikistan
Low
0
71
Rwanda
Low
-0.2
72
Colombia
Upper middle
-0.4
73
Djibouti
Lower middle
-0.5
74
South Africa
Upper middle
-0.6
75
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
-0.7
75
Paraguay
Lower middle
-0.7
75
El Salvador
Lower middle
-0.7
78
Indonesia
Lower middle
-0.9
79
Belgium
Upper
-1.5
79
Turkey
Upper middle
-1.5
81
Iran
Upper middle
-1.6
82
Namibia
Upper middle
-1.7
82
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
-1.7
84
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
-1.8
85
Malta
Upper
-1.9
86
Brazil
Upper middle
-2.0
86
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
-2.0
86
Mexico
Upper middle
-2.0
86
Panama
Upper middle
-2.0
90
Suriname
Upper middle
-2.1
91
United States
Upper
-2.2
92
Lesotho
Lower middle
-2.3
92
Romania
Upper middle
-2.3
94
Argentina
Upper middle
-2.4
95
Algeria
Upper middle
-2.5
96
Egypt
Lower middle
-2.6
96
Guatemala
Lower middle
-2.6
96
Philippines
Lower middle
-2.6
99
Nepal
Low
-2.7
100
Botswana
Upper middle
-2.8
100
Tonga
Lower middle
-2.8
102
Nicaragua
Lower middle
-2.9
103
Ecuador
Upper middle
-3.0
103
Senegal
Lower middle
-3.0
105
Guyana
Lower middle
-3.2
105
Togo
Low
-3.2
105
Vanuatu
Lower middle
-3.2
108
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
-3.3
109
Belize
Lower middle
-3.5
110
India
Lower middle
-3.8
111
Mauritania
Low
-3.9
112
Gambia
Low
-4.0
112
Lebanon
Upper middle
-4.0
114
Honduras
Lower middle
-4.1
115
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
-4.3
116
Zambia
Lower middle
-4.5
117
Guinea
Low
-4.8
118
Cambodia
Low
-4.9
119
Bolivia
Lower middle
-5.2
119
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
-5.2
119
Maldives
Upper middle
-5.2
122
Cameroon
Lower middle
-5.3
123
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
-5.4
123
Sierra Leone
Low
-5.4
125
Mozambique
Low
-5.5
126
Benin
Low
-5.6
127
Tanzania
Low
-5.7
128
Oman
Upper
-5.9
129
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
-6.2
130
Ethiopia
Low
-6.3
130
Kenya
Low
-6.3
132
Comoros
Low
-6.4
133
Laos
Lower middle
-6.6
134
Seychelles
Upper middle
-6.8
135
Burkina Faso
Low
-7.0
135
Gabon
Upper middle
-7.0
137
Micronesia
Lower middle
-7.1
138
Bahamas
Upper
-7.2
138
Pakistan
Lower middle
-7.2
140
Swaziland
Lower middle
-7.5
141
Malawi
Low
-7.6
142
Angola
Upper middle
-7.7
142
Madagascar
Low
-7.7
144
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
-8.1
145
Burundi
Low
-8.2
145
Bangladesh
Low
-8.2
145
Haiti
Low
-8.2
145
Uganda
Low
-8.2
149
Iraq
Lower middle
-8.3
150
Yemen
Lower middle
-8.6
151
Nigeria
Lower middle
-8.8
152
Mali
Low
-8.9
152
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
-8.9
154
Myanmar
Low
-9.1
155
Congo
Lower middle
-9.2
156
Liberia
Low
-9.4
157
Venezuela
Upper middle
-10.1
158
Niger
Low
-10.2
159
Zimbabwe
Low
-10.3
160
Saudi Arabia
Upper
-10.6
161
Bahrain
Upper
-11.2
162
Guinea-Bissau
Low
-11.4
163
Afghanistan
Low
-11.7
164
Libya
Upper middle
-11.8
165
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
-11.9
166
Sudan
Lower middle
-12.1
167
Ireland
Upper
-12.9
168
United Arab Emirates
Upper
-13.3
169
Eritrea
Low
-13.7
170
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
-14.3
171
Singapore
Upper
-14.5
172
Central African Rep.
Low
-15.0
173
Chad
Low
-16.0
174
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
-19.5
175
Luxembourg
Upper
-19.9
176
Kuwait
Upper
-23.8
177
Qatar
Upper
-40.7
 
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea*
Low
-
 
Syria*
Lower middle
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Macedonia*
Upper middle
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
St Vincent & Grenadines*
Upper middle
-
 
Cuba*
Upper middle
-
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
Somalia*
Low
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.