Saint Lucia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 10,343.56 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 184,999 HDI (2015): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 59
Score: 58.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.325
Readiness 0.502

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Saint Lucia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Saint Lucia is well positioned to adapt. Saint Lucia is the 38th least vulnerable country and the 72nd 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
41
40
42
43
41
39
42
45
42
43
41
42
43
43
44
47
45
52
58
59
59
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.325
Food
0.471
Projected change of cereal yields
0.906
Projected population change
0.311
Food import dependency
0.459
Rural population
0.878
Agriculture capacity
0.029
Child malnutrition
0.247
Water
0.305
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
-
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.143
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.997
Access to reliable drinking water
0.081
Health
0.286
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
0.234
Slum population
0.123
Medical staff
0.825
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.117
Ecosystem Services
0.378
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.317
Natural capital dependency
0
Ecological footprint
0.350
Protected biome
0.383
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.838
Human Habitat
0.332
Projected change of warm periods
0.833
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.163
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
-
Infrastructure
0.175
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.021
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.067
Electricity access
0.112
Disaster preparedness
0.500
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.

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative
1400 E. Angela Blvd., Suite 117 - South Bend, IN 46617
Feedback

We are interested in your feedback about the index. We are also interested in your feedback about the website and/or any issue you have found navigating it: