Saint Kitts and Nevis

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 22,934.46 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 55,572 HDI (2015): 0.75
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 35
Score: 63.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.379
Readiness 0.654

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Saint Kitts and Nevis places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Saint Kitts and Nevis is well positioned to adapt. Saint Kitts and Nevis is the 68th least vulnerable country and the 29th 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
66
62
68
69
67
58
59
56
56
54
45
46
52
49
45
42
42
34
32
38
35
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.379
Food
0.721
Projected change of cereal yields
0.893
Projected population change
0.390
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.732
Agriculture capacity
0.591
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.339
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.808
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.512
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.037
Health
0.187
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
0.035
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.329
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.156
Ecosystem Services
0.349
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.291
Natural capital dependency
0.060
Ecological footprint
0.192
Protected biome
0.368
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.834
Human Habitat
0.493
Projected change of warm periods
0.900
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
-
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.580
Infrastructure
0.186
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.059
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.162
Electricity access
0.112
Disaster preparedness
0.413
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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