Dominican Republic

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 17,798.81 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 10,627,165 HDI (2018): 0.74
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 101
Score: 46.7
Vulnerability 0.432
Readiness 0.365

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of The Dominican Republic 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. The Dominican Republic is the 89th most vulnerable country and the 80th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ranking
97
97
100
102
100
100
95
100
107
106
103
105
102
102
91
93
96
92
94
94
95
95
98
101
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.432
Food
0.433
Projected change of cereal yields
0.939
Projected population change
0.221
Food import dependency
0.237
Rural population
0.204
Agriculture capacity
0.904
Child malnutrition
0.092
Water
0.393
Projected change of annual runoff
0.411
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.179
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.426
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.949
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.420
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.659
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.038
Slum population
0.152
Medical staff
0.949
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.437
Projected change of biome distribution
0.718
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.461
Natural capital dependency
0.132
Ecological footprint
0.247
Protected biome
0.332
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.733
Human Habitat
0.571
Projected change of warm periods
0.518
Projected change of flood hazard
0.380
Urban concentration
0.796
Age dependency ratio
0.539
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.677
Paved roads
0.514
Infrastructure
0.338
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.142
Dependency on imported energy
0.958
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.071
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.425