Solomon Islands

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,057.56 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 583,591 HDI (2015): 0.51
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 147
Score: 39.9
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.592
Readiness 0.389

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Solomon Islands 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. Solomon Islands is the 18th most vulnerable country and the 70th 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
146
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142
149
156
164
165
166
165
153
156
156
156
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148
149
149
147
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.592
Food
0.736
Projected change of cereal yields
0.957
Projected population change
0.701
Food import dependency
0.897
Rural population
0.837
Agriculture capacity
-
Child malnutrition
0.287
Water
0.363
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.668
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.421
Health
0.578
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.127
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.813
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.861
Ecosystem Services
0.701
Projected change of biome distribution
0.482
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.592
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.720
Protected biome
0.914
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.797
Human Habitat
0.729
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.438
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.587
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.634
Paved roads
0.988
Infrastructure
0.444
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.061
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.118
Electricity access
0.949
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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