Vanuatu

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 2,891.22 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 264,652 HDI (2015): 0.59
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 125
Score: 44.4
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.513
Readiness 0.400

The high vulnerability score and high readiness score of Vanuatu places it in the upper-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It is on the road to responding effectively to climate change, but the adaptation needs and urgency to act are greater. Vanuatu is the 43rd most vulnerable country and the 72nd 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
131
125
125
128
131
123
127
126
129
130
116
117
118
117
120
122
121
122
122
122
125
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.513
Food
0.739
Projected change of cereal yields
0.902
Projected population change
0.773
Food import dependency
0.929
Rural population
0.796
Agriculture capacity
-
Child malnutrition
0.293
Water
0.265
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.675
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.121
Health
0.515
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.115
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.851
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.517
Ecosystem Services
0.586
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.461
Natural capital dependency
0.437
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.758
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.814
Human Habitat
0.598
Projected change of warm periods
0.635
Projected change of flood hazard
0.490
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.502
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.766
Infrastructure
0.376
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.046
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.049
Electricity access
0.896
Disaster preparedness
0.513
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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