Venezuela

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 15,602.89 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 31,108,083 HDI (2015): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 110
Score: 48.1
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.340
Readiness 0.302

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of Venezuela 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. Venezuela is the 51st least vulnerable country and the 21st 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
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110
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.340
Food
0.496
Projected change of cereal yields
0.977
Projected population change
0.465
Food import dependency
0.491
Rural population
0.119
Agriculture capacity
0.651
Child malnutrition
0.273
Water
0.339
Projected change of annual runoff
0.553
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.762
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.017
Water dependency ratio
0.542
Dam capacity
0.007
Access to reliable drinking water
0.151
Health
0.260
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.111
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0.330
Medical staff
0.748
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.069
Ecosystem Services
0.340
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.329
Natural capital dependency
0.169
Ecological footprint
0.444
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.555
Human Habitat
0.429
Projected change of warm periods
0.684
Projected change of flood hazard
0.189
Urban concentration
0.185
Age dependency ratio
0.252
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.599
Paved roads
0.665
Infrastructure
0.174
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.430
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.007
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.104
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.500
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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