Honduras

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 4,785.09 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 8,075,060 HDI (2015): 0.61
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 124
Score: 44.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.446
Readiness 0.338

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Honduras 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. Honduras is the 69th most vulnerable country and the 41st 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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131
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128
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124
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.446
Food
0.559
Projected change of cereal yields
0.961
Projected population change
0.504
Food import dependency
0.590
Rural population
0.488
Agriculture capacity
0.718
Child malnutrition
0.093
Water
0.400
Projected change of annual runoff
0.550
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.756
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.017
Water dependency ratio
0.023
Dam capacity
0.859
Access to reliable drinking water
0.193
Health
0.345
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
0.275
Slum population
0.284
Medical staff
0.881
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.213
Ecosystem Services
0.542
Projected change of biome distribution
0.588
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.394
Natural capital dependency
0.857
Ecological footprint
0.506
Protected biome
0.131
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.773
Human Habitat
0.543
Projected change of warm periods
0.821
Projected change of flood hazard
0.094
Urban concentration
0.507
Age dependency ratio
0.340
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.689
Paved roads
0.806
Infrastructure
0.289
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.019
Dependency on imported energy
0.515
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.038
Electricity access
0.219
Disaster preparedness
0.513
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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