The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) produces an annual index of climate change adaptation potential annually from 1995 to 2015. A country's ND-GAIN score is composed of a vulnerability score and a readiness score. Vulnerability and readiness are based on compiled indicators. Vulnerability measures a country's exposure, sensitivity, and capacity to adapt to the negative effects of climate change. ND-GAIN measures overall vulnerability by considering 6 life-supporting sectors—food, water, health, ecosystem service, human habitat, and infrastructure—and 36 indicators. Readiness measures a country's ability to leverage investments and convert them to adaptation actions. ND-GAIN measures overall readiness by considering 3 components—economic readiness, governance readiness, and social readiness—and 9 indicators. Each indicator comes from a public data source. Resource Watch shows only a subset of the data set. For access to the full data set and additional information, see the Learn More link.
Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Country Index
See source for individual indicator cautions.