Dominica

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 10,613.86 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 72,680 HDI (2015): 0.72
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 44
Score: 62.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.322
Readiness 0.563

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Dominica places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Dominica is well positioned to adapt. Dominica is the 37th least vulnerable country and the 49th 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
45
48
51
51
51
47
43
41
41
40
40
40
39
40
39
36
35
37
42
47
44
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.322
Food
0.639
Projected change of cereal yields
0.910
Projected population change
0.232
Food import dependency
0.750
Rural population
0.328
Agriculture capacity
0.977
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.253
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.791
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.100
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.123
Health
0.234
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
0.117
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.408
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.232
Ecosystem Services
0.417
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.356
Natural capital dependency
0.248
Ecological footprint
0.390
Protected biome
0.200
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.891
Human Habitat
0.335
Projected change of warm periods
0.822
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
-
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.182
Infrastructure
0.052
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.026
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.041
Electricity access
0.090
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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