Belize

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 8,024.84 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 359,287 HDI (2015): 0.71
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 114
Score: 47.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.432
Readiness 0.373

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Belize places it in the lower-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Relative to other countries, its current vulnerabilities are manageable but improvements in readiness will help it better adapt to future challenges. Belize is the 75th most vulnerable country and the 62nd least 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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83
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87
87
86
88
97
96
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102
106
105
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108
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111
114
114
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.432
Food
0.548
Projected change of cereal yields
0.976
Projected population change
0.703
Food import dependency
0.207
Rural population
0.604
Agriculture capacity
0.575
Child malnutrition
0.220
Water
0.475
Projected change of annual runoff
0.695
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.796
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.005
Water dependency ratio
0.412
Dam capacity
0.934
Access to reliable drinking water
0.011
Health
0.302
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
0.398
Slum population
0.111
Medical staff
0.771
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.117
Ecosystem Services
0.505
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.405
Natural capital dependency
0.669
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.794
Human Habitat
0.460
Projected change of warm periods
0.680
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.324
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.837
Infrastructure
0.301
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.050
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.852
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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