Barbados

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 18,526.01 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 286,641 HDI (2018): 0.81
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 50
Score: 55.8
Vulnerability 0.390
Readiness 0.506

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Barbados places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Barbados is well positioned to adapt. Barbados is the 58th least vulnerable country and the 54th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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50
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.390
Food
0.537
Projected change of cereal yields
0.905
Projected population change
0.108
Food import dependency
0.358
Rural population
0.742
Agriculture capacity
0.849
Child malnutrition
0.262
Water
-
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.181
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.445
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.060
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.760
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.517
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.358
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.387
Protected biome
0.606
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.717
Human Habitat
0.259
Projected change of warm periods
0.381
Projected change of flood hazard
0.164
Urban concentration
0.258
Age dependency ratio
0.491
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.194
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.508
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.041
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.226