St Vincent & Grenadines

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 10,379.09 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 109,462 HDI (2015): 0.72
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 54
Score: 60.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.349
Readiness 0.549

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of St Vincent & Grenadines places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but St Vincent & Grenadines is well positioned to adapt. St Vincent & Grenadines is the 56th least vulnerable country and the 56th 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
65
66
66
65
61
52
53
54
52
50
46
45
44
44
43
45
45
46
46
56
54
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.349
Food
0.677
Projected change of cereal yields
0.928
Projected population change
0.192
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.533
Agriculture capacity
0.732
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.263
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.867
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.079
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.107
Health
0.275
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
0.042
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.626
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.293
Ecosystem Services
0.360
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.294
Natural capital dependency
0.094
Ecological footprint
0.368
Protected biome
0.214
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.830
Human Habitat
0.348
Projected change of warm periods
0.937
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.152
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.302
Infrastructure
0.171
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.063
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.154
Electricity access
0.296
Disaster preparedness
-
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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