Governance

The score of Governance readiness captures the institutional factors that enhance application of investment for adaptation. Indicators include: political stability and non-violence, control of corruption, regulatory quality, and rule of law. All come from the World Governance Indicators (WGI).

Country Rankings

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

Scores for 2020

Rank Country Income group Score
1
Singapore
Upper
0.891
2
New Zealand
Upper
0.876
3
Finland
Upper
0.864
4
Norway
Upper
0.859
5
Liechtenstein
NA
0.858
6
Denmark
Upper
0.854
6
Luxembourg
Upper
0.854
8
Switzerland
Upper
0.843
9
Sweden
Upper
0.842
10
Netherlands
Upper
0.830
11
Iceland
Upper
0.821
12
Australia
Upper
0.806
13
Canada
Upper
0.803
14
Germany
Upper
0.794
15
Austria
Upper
0.785
16
Ireland
Upper
0.782
17
Japan
Upper
0.776
18
Estonia
Upper
0.771
19
United Kingdom
Upper
0.768
20
Belgium
Upper
0.748
21
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.717
22
France
Upper
0.708
23
Monaco
NA
0.707
23
San Marino
Upper
0.707
25
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.694
25
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.694
27
United States
Upper
0.693
28
Czech Republic
Upper
0.691
28
Lithuania
Upper
0.691
28
Portugal
Upper
0.691
31
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.679
31
Slovenia
Upper
0.679
33
Chile
Upper middle
0.678
34
Malta
Upper
0.672
35
Latvia
Upper
0.671
35
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.671
37
Qatar
Upper
0.670
38
Barbados
Upper middle
0.664
39
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.658
40
Spain
Upper
0.646
41
Dominica
Lower middle
0.641
42
Poland
Upper
0.637
42
St Vincent & Grenadines
Lower middle
0.637
44
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.633
45
Botswana
Upper middle
0.630
45
Slovakia
Upper
0.630
47
Samoa
Lower middle
0.628
48
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper middle
0.619
49
Cyprus
Upper
0.617
49
Saint Lucia
Lower middle
0.617
51
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.612
51
Israel
Upper
0.612
53
Bahamas
Upper
0.611
53
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.611
55
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.609
56
Hungary
Upper
0.597
57
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.595
58
Kiribati
Low
0.593
59
Italy
Upper
0.592
60
Georgia
Upper middle
0.589
61
Oman
Upper
0.588
62
Tuvalu
Low
0.586
63
Croatia
Upper
0.579
64
Grenada
Upper middle
0.577
65
Fiji
Lower middle
0.571
66
Namibia
Lower middle
0.561
67
Micronesia
Low
0.560
68
Greece
Upper middle
0.557
69
Rwanda
Low
0.552
70
Kuwait
Upper
0.542
71
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.531
71
Bahrain
Upper
0.531
71
Tonga
Lower middle
0.531
74
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.527
75
Vanuatu
Low
0.526
76
Jordan
Lower middle
0.517
76
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.517
78
Palau
Upper middle
0.511
79
Jamaica
Lower middle
0.510
80
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.507
81
Ghana
Lower middle
0.503
81
South Africa
Upper middle
0.503
83
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.496
84
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper middle
0.494
85
Solomon Islands
Low
0.493
86
Armenia
Upper middle
0.491
86
Panama
Upper middle
0.491
88
Nauru
Upper middle
0.488
89
Senegal
Low
0.483
90
China
Upper middle
0.482
91
Marshall Islands
Low
0.476
92
Sri Lanka
Upper middle
0.475
93
Peru
Lower middle
0.474
93
Serbia
Upper middle
0.474
95
Albania
Upper middle
0.472
96
Thailand
Upper middle
0.469
96
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.469
98
Maldives
Upper middle
0.464
99
Tunisia
Lower middle
0.463
100
Morocco
Lower middle
0.461
101
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.460
102
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.459
103
Colombia
Upper middle
0.458
103
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.458
105
Suriname
Upper middle
0.456
106
Belize
Lower middle
0.453
107
Brazil
Upper middle
0.451
108
Argentina
Upper middle
0.450
109
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.449
110
India
Lower middle
0.447
111
Gambia
Low
0.445
112
Guyana
Upper middle
0.443
113
Cuba
NA
0.437
113
Moldova
Lower middle
0.437
115
Lesotho
Low
0.436
116
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.432
117
Benin
Low
0.431
118
Paraguay
Upper middle
0.426
119
Malawi
Low
0.425
120
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.423
121
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.421
122
Philippines
Lower middle
0.418
123
Turkey
Upper middle
0.417
124
Nepal
Low
0.406
125
Tanzania
Low
0.404
126
Zambia
Low
0.399
127
Sierra Leone
Low
0.396
128
Laos
Lower middle
0.393
129
Burkina Faso
Low
0.392
130
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.391
130
Mexico
Upper middle
0.391
132
Ecuador
Lower middle
0.389
133
Belarus
Upper middle
0.384
134
Uganda
Low
0.375
135
Gabon
Upper middle
0.374
136
Papua New Guinea
Low
0.373
137
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.365
137
Kenya
Low
0.365
139
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.364
139
Russian Federation
Upper
0.364
141
Togo
Low
0.363
141
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.363
143
Honduras
Lower middle
0.362
144
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.361
145
Kyrgyzstan
Lower middle
0.359
145
Mauritania
Lower middle
0.359
147
Egypt
Lower middle
0.356
148
Madagascar
Low
0.351
149
Cambodia
Low
0.349
150
Ethiopia
Low
0.344
151
Liberia
Low
0.341
152
Angola
Lower middle
0.339
153
Bangladesh
Lower middle
0.338
154
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.336
155
Algeria
Lower middle
0.331
155
Mozambique
Low
0.331
157
Niger
Low
0.330
158
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.329
159
Guinea
Low
0.320
160
Myanmar
Lower middle
0.315
161
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.314
162
Comoros
Low
0.309
162
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.309
164
Tajikistan
Low
0.299
165
Lebanon
Lower middle
0.294
165
Mali
Low
0.294
167
Cameroon
Low
0.279
168
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.276
168
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.276
170
Haiti
Low
0.275
171
Equatorial Guinea
Upper middle
0.264
172
Congo
Low
0.260
173
Iran
Upper middle
0.258
174
Zimbabwe
Low
0.256
175
Chad
Low
0.251
176
Burundi
NA
0.244
177
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.239
178
Sudan
Low
0.220
179
Eritrea
Low
0.202
180
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
NA
0.200
181
Central African Rep.
Low
0.180
182
Iraq
Lower middle
0.171
183
Afghanistan
Low
0.148
184
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.128
185
Yemen
Low
0.120
186
Syria
NA
0.098
187
Libya
Lower middle
0.097
188
Somalia
Low
0.089
 
Romania*
Upper
-
 
Dem. Rep. of the Congo*
Low
-
 
Andorra*
NA
-
 
Timor-Leste*
Low
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.