Bahamas

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 22,394.31 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 388,019 HDI (2015): 0.79
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 88
Score: 53.1
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.421
Readiness 0.484

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Bahamas places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Bahamas is well positioned to adapt. Bahamas is the 78th most vulnerable country and the 78th 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
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88
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.421
Food
0.565
Projected change of cereal yields
0.885
Projected population change
0.424
Food import dependency
0.949
Rural population
0.185
Agriculture capacity
0.385
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.470
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.845
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.035
Health
0.188
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
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.429
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.098
Ecosystem Services
0.434
Projected change of biome distribution
0
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.496
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.694
Protected biome
0.224
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.450
Projected change of warm periods
0.845
Projected change of flood hazard
0.359
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.047
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.565
Paved roads
0.433
Infrastructure
0.420
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.420
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.841
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-
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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