Cuba

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 19,950.28 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 11,389,562 HDI (2015): 0.77
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 110
Score: 48.1
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.380
Readiness 0.341

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Cuba 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. Cuba is the 69th least vulnerable country and the 43rd 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
107
107
108
109
105
104
98
99
100
88
83
81
83
88
88
90
93
94
106
112
110
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.380
Food
0.490
Projected change of cereal yields
0.957
Projected population change
0.149
Food import dependency
0.741
Rural population
0.247
Agriculture capacity
0.685
Child malnutrition
0.160
Water
0.372
Projected change of annual runoff
0.245
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.856
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.183
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.838
Access to reliable drinking water
0.112
Health
0.046
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.030
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.004
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.083
Ecosystem Services
0.612
Projected change of biome distribution
0.600
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.616
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.415
Protected biome
0.428
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.543
Projected change of warm periods
0.732
Projected change of flood hazard
0.380
Urban concentration
0.752
Age dependency ratio
0.090
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.789
Paved roads
0.514
Infrastructure
0.218
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.060
Dependency on imported energy
0.500
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.121
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.188
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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