Ecuador

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 10,717.60 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 16,144,363 HDI (2015): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 108
Score: 48.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.405
Readiness 0.371

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Ecuador 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. Ecuador is the 89th most vulnerable country and the 61st 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
115
118
118
115
120
120
122
120
118
113
111
114
115
113
113
110
111
112
106
108
108
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.405
Food
0.430
Projected change of cereal yields
0.857
Projected population change
0.524
Food import dependency
0.391
Rural population
0.391
Agriculture capacity
0.265
Child malnutrition
0.153
Water
0.401
Projected change of annual runoff
0.513
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.678
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.022
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.907
Access to reliable drinking water
0.287
Health
0.288
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.011
Slum population
0.371
Medical staff
0.681
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.188
Ecosystem Services
0.541
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.857
Natural capital dependency
0.667
Ecological footprint
0.502
Protected biome
0.080
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.599
Human Habitat
0.621
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.602
Urban concentration
0.338
Age dependency ratio
0.305
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.626
Paved roads
0.859
Infrastructure
0.151
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.432
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.009
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.215
Electricity access
0.034
Disaster preparedness
0.213
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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