Guatemala

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 7,252.95 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 16,342,897 HDI (2015): 0.63
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 118
Score: 46.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.446
Readiness 0.379

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Guatemala places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Guatemala is the 69th most vulnerable country and the 65th 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
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127
124
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127
126
120
128
127
127
123
118
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113
118
118
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.446
Food
0.536
Projected change of cereal yields
0.936
Projected population change
0.710
Food import dependency
0.466
Rural population
0.522
Agriculture capacity
0.512
Child malnutrition
0.073
Water
0.458
Projected change of annual runoff
0.590
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.781
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.026
Water dependency ratio
0.202
Dam capacity
0.994
Access to reliable drinking water
0.158
Health
0.366
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.113
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.070
Slum population
0.356
Medical staff
0.850
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.443
Ecosystem Services
0.588
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.684
Ecological footprint
0.436
Protected biome
0.205
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.652
Human Habitat
0.496
Projected change of warm periods
0.612
Projected change of flood hazard
0.174
Urban concentration
0.486
Age dependency ratio
0.532
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.616
Paved roads
0.556
Infrastructure
0.231
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
0.278
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.009
Electricity access
0.264
Disaster preparedness
0.400
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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