Guyana

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 7,064.45 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 767,085 HDI (2015): 0.64
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 128
Score: 43.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.510
Readiness 0.381

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Guyana 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. Guyana is the 44th most vulnerable country and the 66th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.510
Food
0.583
Projected change of cereal yields
0.952
Projected population change
0.252
Food import dependency
0.338
Rural population
0.770
Agriculture capacity
0.759
Child malnutrition
0.427
Water
0.420
Projected change of annual runoff
0.697
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.836
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.005
Water dependency ratio
0.153
Dam capacity
0.793
Access to reliable drinking water
0.037
Health
0.357
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.101
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.256
Slum population
0.341
Medical staff
0.939
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.200
Ecosystem Services
0.693
Projected change of biome distribution
0.576
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.337
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.495
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.749
Human Habitat
0.585
Projected change of warm periods
0.901
Projected change of flood hazard
0.205
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.229
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.651
Paved roads
0.938
Infrastructure
0.422
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.014
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0.252
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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