Seychelles

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 25,667.55 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 92,900 HDI (2015): 0.77
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 60
Score: 58.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.318
Readiness 0.487

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Seychelles places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Seychelles is well positioned to adapt. Seychelles is the 34th least vulnerable country and the 76th 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
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60
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.318
Food
0.503
Projected change of cereal yields
0.882
Projected population change
0.244
Food import dependency
-
Rural population
0.497
Agriculture capacity
0.604
Child malnutrition
0.287
Water
0.047
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
-
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.094
Health
0.227
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.333
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.151
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.518
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.020
Ecosystem Services
0.408
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.677
Natural capital dependency
0.021
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.189
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.745
Human Habitat
0.384
Projected change of warm periods
0.972
Projected change of flood hazard
0.436
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.092
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.035
Infrastructure
0.341
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.325
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.690
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.350
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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