Jamaica

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 8,528.90 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 2,725,941 HDI (2015): 0.72
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 90
Score: 52.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.413
Readiness 0.466

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Jamaica places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Jamaica is well positioned to adapt. Jamaica is the 84th most vulnerable country and the 86th most 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
70
68
68
69
70
73
79
72
70
81
86
86
87
89
91
92
92
91
92
91
90
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.413
Food
0.572
Projected change of cereal yields
0.942
Projected population change
0.197
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.487
Agriculture capacity
0.606
Child malnutrition
0.200
Water
0.399
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.783
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.075
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0.136
Health
0.373
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
0.098
Slum population
0.624
Medical staff
0.877
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.223
Ecosystem Services
0.387
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.521
Natural capital dependency
0.100
Ecological footprint
0.396
Protected biome
0.152
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.705
Human Habitat
0.446
Projected change of warm periods
0.991
Projected change of flood hazard
0.246
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.186
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.539
Paved roads
0.269
Infrastructure
0.303
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.436
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.026
Dependency on imported energy
0.825
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.151
Electricity access
0.091
Disaster preparedness
0.288
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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