Papua New Guinea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,723.49 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 7,619,321 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 173
Score: 33.2
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.649
Readiness 0.312

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Papua New Guinea 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. Papua New Guinea is the 7th most vulnerable country and the 23rd least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.649
Food
0.900
Projected change of cereal yields
0.947
Projected population change
0.732
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.938
Agriculture capacity
0.930
Child malnutrition
0.953
Water
0.535
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.694
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.982
Access to reliable drinking water
1.000
Health
0.581
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.132
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.739
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.949
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.995
Ecosystem Services
0.753
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.807
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.644
Protected biome
0.858
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.749
Human Habitat
0.703
Projected change of warm periods
0.907
Projected change of flood hazard
0.470
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.480
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.693
Paved roads
0.968
Infrastructure
0.419
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.005
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.020
Electricity access
1.000
Disaster preparedness
0.650
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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