Suriname

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 15,970.34 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 542,975 HDI (2015): 0.71
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 107
Score: 48.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.392
Readiness 0.365

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Suriname places it in the lower-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Relative to other countries, its current vulnerabilities are manageable but improvements in readiness will help it better adapt to future challenges. Suriname is the 81st least vulnerable country and the 59th 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
109
112
105
105
100
97
97
96
95
100
98
100
101
105
105
109
110
110
104
106
107
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.392
Food
0.395
Projected change of cereal yields
0.961
Projected population change
0.333
Food import dependency
0.377
Rural population
0.366
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.333
Water
0.270
Projected change of annual runoff
0.664
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.833
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.006
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.114
Health
0.207
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
0.053
Slum population
0.075
Medical staff
0.443
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.255
Ecosystem Services
0.616
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.347
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.352
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.818
Human Habitat
0.529
Projected change of warm periods
0.859
Projected change of flood hazard
0.290
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.224
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.744
Infrastructure
0.337
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.012
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0
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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