Paraguay

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 8,643.69 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 6,639,123 HDI (2015): 0.68
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 99
Score: 50.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.382
Readiness 0.388

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Paraguay 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. Paraguay is the 71st least vulnerable country and the 69th 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
123
122
123
125
125
128
125
119
119
108
113
103
98
96
99
98
97
101
103
100
99
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.382
Food
0.471
Projected change of cereal yields
0.955
Projected population change
0.464
Food import dependency
0.088
Rural population
0.435
Agriculture capacity
0.712
Child malnutrition
0.173
Water
0.375
Projected change of annual runoff
0.511
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.715
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.006
Water dependency ratio
0.965
Dam capacity
0.010
Access to reliable drinking water
0.044
Health
0.261
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
0.013
Slum population
0.181
Medical staff
0.817
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.140
Ecosystem Services
0.483
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.954
Protected biome
0.149
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.503
Projected change of warm periods
0.206
Projected change of flood hazard
0.400
Urban concentration
0.606
Age dependency ratio
0.322
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.636
Paved roads
0.851
Infrastructure
0.197
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.427
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0.022
Disaster preparedness
0.338
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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