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The ND-GAIN Index
The ND-GAIN 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 businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead. The ND-GAIN Index is a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
The index looks at two key dimensions, namely, 1) vulnerability - a country's exposure, sensitivity and capacity to adapt to the negative effects of climate change - by considering six life-supporting sectors: food, water, health, ecosystem service, human habitat, and infrastructure, and 2) readiness - a country’s ability to leverage investments and convert them to adaptation actions - by considering three components: economic readiness, governance readiness and social readiness.