Dominican Republic

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 13,374.91 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 10,528,391 HDI (2015): 0.71
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 97
Score: 50.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.420
Readiness 0.437

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The Dominican Republic places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The Dominican Republic is well positioned to adapt. The Dominican Republic is the 80th most vulnerable country and the 80th 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
102
103
105
106
107
106
106
109
110
110
109
106
105
102
97
100
99
97
98
97
97
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.420
Food
0.500
Projected change of cereal yields
0.935
Projected population change
0.412
Food import dependency
0.722
Rural population
0.227
Agriculture capacity
0.546
Child malnutrition
0.160
Water
0.501
Projected change of annual runoff
0.589
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.821
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.304
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.957
Access to reliable drinking water
0.336
Health
0.258
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
0.041
Slum population
0.125
Medical staff
0.768
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.196
Ecosystem Services
0.439
Projected change of biome distribution
0.718
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.460
Natural capital dependency
0.117
Ecological footprint
0.431
Protected biome
0.174
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.733
Human Habitat
0.522
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.682
Age dependency ratio
0.340
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.597
Paved roads
0.514
Infrastructure
0.302
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.011
Dependency on imported energy
0.864
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.051
Electricity access
0.025
Disaster preparedness
0.425
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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