Uruguay

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 19,952.25 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 3,431,555 HDI (2015): 0.79
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 52
Score: 60.3
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.365
Readiness 0.570

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Uruguay places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Uruguay is well positioned to adapt. Uruguay is the 65th least vulnerable country and the 44th 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
72
74
73
71
73
74
71
75
70
72
61
58
51
51
53
52
50
50
51
52
52
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.365
Food
0.314
Projected change of cereal yields
0.858
Projected population change
0.241
Food import dependency
0.430
Rural population
0.051
Agriculture capacity
0.233
Child malnutrition
0.073
Water
0.302
Projected change of annual runoff
0.417
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.708
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.021
Water dependency ratio
0.642
Dam capacity
0.020
Access to reliable drinking water
0.007
Health
0.140
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
0.003
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.238
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.044
Ecosystem Services
0.640
Projected change of biome distribution
0.824
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.479
Natural capital dependency
0.174
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.786
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.579
Human Habitat
0.544
Projected change of warm periods
0
Projected change of flood hazard
0.502
Urban concentration
0.923
Age dependency ratio
0.310
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.622
Paved roads
0.907
Infrastructure
0.250
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.014
Dependency on imported energy
0.526
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.171
Electricity access
0.006
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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