Antigua and Barbuda

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 21,615.31 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 91,818 HDI (2015): 0.78
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 71
Score: 56.3
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.421
Readiness 0.548

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Antigua and Barbuda places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Antigua and Barbuda is well positioned to adapt. Antigua and Barbuda is the 78th most vulnerable country and the 57th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking
63
61
65
64
63
53
53
58
58
57
56
52
56
54
51
53
58
55
60
74
71
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.421
Food
0.816
Projected change of cereal yields
0.896
Projected population change
0.392
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.822
Agriculture capacity
0.971
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.385
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.807
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.085
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.987
Access to reliable drinking water
0.046
Health
0.249
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.008
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.717
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.106
Ecosystem Services
0.353
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.467
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.183
Protected biome
0.011
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.753
Human Habitat
0.412
Projected change of warm periods
0.843
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.132
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.675
Infrastructure
0.310
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.111
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.491
Electricity access
0.112
Disaster preparedness
0.525
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), 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.

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