Chile

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 22,145.09 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 17,948,141 HDI (2015): 0.83
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 30
Score: 65.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.312
Readiness 0.626

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Chile places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Chile is well positioned to adapt. Chile is the 32nd least vulnerable country and the 31st 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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30
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.312
Food
0.178
Projected change of cereal yields
0.116
Projected population change
0.372
Food import dependency
0.449
Rural population
0.113
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.020
Water
0.360
Projected change of annual runoff
0.461
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.739
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.038
Water dependency ratio
0.057
Dam capacity
0.842
Access to reliable drinking water
0.022
Health
0.237
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
0.093
Medical staff
0.904
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.011
Ecosystem Services
0.456
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.708
Natural capital dependency
0.166
Ecological footprint
0.448
Protected biome
0.389
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.461
Human Habitat
0.420
Projected change of warm periods
0.463
Projected change of flood hazard
0.140
Urban concentration
0.565
Age dependency ratio
0.124
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.457
Paved roads
0.768
Infrastructure
0.220
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.434
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.006
Dependency on imported energy
0.597
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.015
Electricity access
0.005
Disaster preparedness
0.263
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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