El Salvador

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 8,095.56 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 6,126,583 HDI (2015): 0.67
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 100
Score: 50.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.414
Readiness 0.417

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of El Salvador places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but El Salvador is well positioned to adapt. El Salvador is the 83rd most vulnerable country and the 75th 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
116
115
111
110
111
112
112
113
102
106
105
102
99
103
101
97
99
98
99
100
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.414
Food
0.426
Projected change of cereal yields
0.979
Projected population change
0.232
Food import dependency
0.581
Rural population
0.359
Agriculture capacity
0.300
Child malnutrition
0.107
Water
0.488
Projected change of annual runoff
0.503
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.771
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.081
Water dependency ratio
0.560
Dam capacity
0.876
Access to reliable drinking water
0.136
Health
0.321
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
0.068
Slum population
0.298
Medical staff
0.836
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.307
Ecosystem Services
0.527
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.861
Natural capital dependency
0.135
Ecological footprint
0.396
Protected biome
0.365
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.474
Projected change of warm periods
0.862
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.636
Age dependency ratio
0.284
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.592
Paved roads
0.473
Infrastructure
0.248
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.012
Dependency on imported energy
0.461
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.021
Electricity access
0.077
Disaster preparedness
0.488
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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