Nicaragua

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 4,884.15 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 6,082,032 HDI (2015): 0.63
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 114
Score: 47.0
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.415
Readiness 0.355

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Nicaragua places it in the lower-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Relative to other countries, its current vulnerabilities are manageable but improvements in readiness will help it better adapt to future challenges. Nicaragua is the 81st most vulnerable country and the 51st 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
108
105
103
102
102
99
101
98
101
104
115
113
114
116
117
116
115
115
113
114
114
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.415
Food
0.500
Projected change of cereal yields
0.955
Projected population change
0.424
Food import dependency
0.397
Rural population
0.444
Agriculture capacity
0.682
Child malnutrition
0.100
Water
0.255
Projected change of annual runoff
0.384
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.782
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.009
Water dependency ratio
0.070
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.285
Health
0.391
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.192
Slum population
0.469
Medical staff
0.815
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.394
Ecosystem Services
0.545
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.911
Natural capital dependency
0.437
Ecological footprint
0.562
Protected biome
0.055
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.765
Human Habitat
0.534
Projected change of warm periods
0.746
Projected change of flood hazard
0.036
Urban concentration
0.568
Age dependency ratio
0.281
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.699
Paved roads
0.874
Infrastructure
0.266
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.020
Dependency on imported energy
0.397
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.035
Electricity access
0.272
Disaster preparedness
0.438
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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