Barbados

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 15,425.74 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 284,215 HDI (2015): 0.79
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 42
Score: 62.3
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.354
Readiness 0.600

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Barbados places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Barbados is well positioned to adapt. Barbados is the 58th least vulnerable country and the 37th 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
39
38
40
39
39
37
38
38
37
36
36
38
37
38
37
37
35
41
41
45
42
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.354
Food
0.548
Projected change of cereal yields
0.897
Projected population change
0.202
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.739
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.453
Water
0.425
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.819
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.875
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.007
Health
0.196
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
0.064
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.453
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.047
Ecosystem Services
0.566
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.358
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.194
Protected biome
0.995
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.717
Human Habitat
0.287
Projected change of warm periods
0.928
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.218
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.102
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.041
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.029
Electricity access
0.112
Disaster preparedness
0.226
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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