Readiness

A country's ND-GAIN index score is composed of a vulnerability score and a readiness score. Readiness measures a country’s ability to leverage investments and convert them to adaptation actions. ND-GAIN measures overall readiness by considering three components – economic readiness, governance readiness and social readiness.

World wide ranking by Readiness, higher scores are better.

Adjust for GDP

Country Rankings

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

Scores for 2018

Rank Country Income group Score
1
Singapore
Upper
0.829
2
New Zealand
Upper
0.808
3
Norway
Upper
0.801
4
Denmark
Upper
0.797
5
Finland
Upper
0.772
6
Sweden
Upper
0.754
7
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.753
8
Iceland
Upper
0.750
9
Japan
Upper
0.732
10
Australia
Upper
0.723
11
Monaco
Upper
0.720
12
Germany
Upper
0.718
13
Austria
Upper
0.716
14
Netherlands
Upper
0.715
15
Switzerland
Upper
0.714
16
United Kingdom
Upper
0.710
17
Luxembourg
Upper
0.698
18
United States
Upper
0.692
19
Canada
Upper
0.671
20
France
Upper
0.669
21
Liechtenstein
Upper
0.667
22
Estonia
Upper
0.642
23
Ireland
Upper
0.633
24
San Marino
Upper
0.631
25
Slovenia
Upper
0.622
26
Belgium
Upper
0.611
27
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.606
28
Portugal
Upper
0.601
29
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.600
30
Latvia
Upper middle
0.592
31
Georgia
Lower middle
0.577
32
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.571
32
Poland
Upper
0.571
34
Czech Republic
Upper
0.569
35
Tuvalu
Upper middle
0.567
36
Chile
Upper middle
0.563
37
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.559
38
Spain
Upper
0.555
39
Israel
Upper
0.553
40
Grenada
Upper middle
0.535
41
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.534
42
Dominica
Upper middle
0.533
43
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.531
43
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.531
45
Italy
Upper
0.529
46
Greece
Upper
0.525
47
Malta
Upper
0.523
48
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.522
49
Slovakia
Upper
0.518
50
Cyprus
Upper
0.516
51
Belarus
Upper middle
0.514
52
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.512
53
Qatar
Upper
0.507
54
Barbados
Upper
0.506
55
Hungary
Upper
0.504
56
Oman
Upper
0.503
57
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.499
58
Armenia
Lower middle
0.498
59
Croatia
Upper
0.494
60
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.487
61
Bahrain
Upper
0.483
62
Thailand
Upper middle
0.482
63
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.481
64
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.480
65
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.473
65
China
Upper middle
0.473
67
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.470
68
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.467
69
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.462
70
Nauru
Low
0.460
71
Serbia
Upper middle
0.451
72
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.450
73
Kiribati
Lower middle
0.449
73
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.449
75
Romania
Upper middle
0.448
76
Palau
Upper middle
0.440
77
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.439
78
Bahamas
Upper
0.438
79
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.436
80
Fiji
Lower middle
0.435
80
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.435
80
Samoa
Lower middle
0.435
83
Morocco
Lower middle
0.434
84
Albania
Lower middle
0.427
85
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.420
86
Botswana
Upper middle
0.419
87
Kuwait
Upper
0.418
88
Jordan
Upper middle
0.417
88
Panama
Upper middle
0.417
88
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.417
91
Maldives
Upper middle
0.416
91
Peru
Upper middle
0.416
93
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.414
93
Tonga
Lower middle
0.414
95
Turkey
Upper middle
0.413
96
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.410
97
Moldova
Lower middle
0.408
98
Rwanda
Low
0.402
99
Andorra
Upper
0.400
99
Iran
Upper middle
0.400
101
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.399
102
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.398
103
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.392
104
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.387
105
Mexico
Upper middle
0.385
106
Namibia
Upper middle
0.384
107
Colombia
Upper middle
0.380
108
Argentina
Upper middle
0.378
109
Marshall Islands
Lower middle
0.376
110
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.372
111
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.366
111
South Africa
Upper middle
0.366
113
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.365
114
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.363
115
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.360
116
Micronesia
Lower middle
0.355
116
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.355
118
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.354
119
Ghana
Lower middle
0.353
120
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.352
120
Senegal
Lower middle
0.352
122
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.348
123
India
Lower middle
0.347
124
Brazil
Upper middle
0.346
125
Mauritania
Low
0.344
125
Philippines
Lower middle
0.344
127
Cuba
Upper middle
0.342
128
Egypt
Lower middle
0.340
128
Nepal
Low
0.340
130
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.335
130
Suriname
Upper middle
0.335
132
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.334
133
Benin
Low
0.331
133
Belize
Lower middle
0.331
135
Algeria
Upper middle
0.328
136
Guyana
Lower middle
0.323
137
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.321
138
Zambia
Lower middle
0.320
139
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.319
140
Gambia
Low
0.316
141
Niger
Low
0.315
142
Laos
Lower middle
0.311
142
Sierra Leone
Low
0.311
144
Togo
Low
0.310
145
Tajikistan
Low
0.305
146
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.303
147
Guinea
Low
0.301
147
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.301
149
Ethiopia
Low
0.296
150
Tanzania
Low
0.295
151
Mali
Low
0.288
152
Cambodia
Low
0.287
153
Gabon
Upper middle
0.286
154
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.285
154
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.285
156
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.284
156
Uganda
Low
0.284
158
Kenya
Low
0.283
159
Burkina Faso
Low
0.282
159
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.282
159
Comoros
Low
0.282
159
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.282
163
Liberia
Low
0.281
164
Honduras
Lower middle
0.278
164
Iraq
Lower middle
0.278
166
Myanmar
Low
0.276
167
Bangladesh
Low
0.267
168
Madagascar
Low
0.266
169
Mozambique
Low
0.265
170
Malawi
Low
0.259
171
Sudan
Lower middle
0.257
172
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.253
173
Angola
Upper middle
0.251
173
Burundi
Low
0.251
175
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.246
176
Yemen
Lower middle
0.245
177
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.239
178
Haiti
Low
0.233
179
Somalia
Low
0.230
180
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.227
181
Syria
Lower middle
0.226
182
Afghanistan
Low
0.221
183
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.220
184
Libya
Upper middle
0.213
185
Congo
Lower middle
0.212
186
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.211
187
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.207
188
Zimbabwe
Low
0.201
189
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.184
190
Eritrea
Low
0.177
191
Chad
Low
0.165
192
Central African Rep.
Low
0.118
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.