Mauritius

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 18,333.42 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,262,605 HDI (2015): 0.78
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 48
Score: 60.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.394
Readiness 0.609

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Mauritius places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Mauritius is well positioned to adapt. Mauritius is the 83rd least vulnerable country and the 35th 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
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50
50
50
50
51
51
51
53
54
48
48
49
48
50
51
48
46
48
49
48
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.394
Food
0.633
Projected change of cereal yields
0.881
Projected population change
0.198
Food import dependency
0.958
Rural population
0.650
Agriculture capacity
0.112
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.408
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.787
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.264
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.986
Access to reliable drinking water
0.002
Health
0.254
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.134
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.607
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.085
Ecosystem Services
0.552
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.999
Natural capital dependency
0.203
Ecological footprint
0.304
Protected biome
0.681
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.668
Human Habitat
0.273
Projected change of warm periods
0.523
Projected change of flood hazard
0.165
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.035
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.625
Paved roads
0.019
Infrastructure
0.242
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.037
Dependency on imported energy
0.838
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.059
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.275
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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