Ecuador

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 11,713.69 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 17,084,357 HDI (2018): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 108
Score: 44.4
Vulnerability 0.447
Readiness 0.335

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Ecuador places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. Ecuador is the 80th most vulnerable country and the 62nd 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
111
113
113
114
117
118
118
119
119
113
114
115
117
116
116
116
114
113
111
114
114
111
109
108
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.447
Food
0.427
Projected change of cereal yields
0.867
Projected population change
0.281
Food import dependency
0.157
Rural population
0.390
Agriculture capacity
0.808
Child malnutrition
0.062
Water
0.332
Projected change of annual runoff
0.487
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.322
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.031
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.888
Access to reliable drinking water
0.261
Health
0.458
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.659
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.010
Slum population
0.208
Medical staff
0.910
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.599
Ecosystem Services
0.561
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.858
Natural capital dependency
0.751
Ecological footprint
0.168
Protected biome
0.449
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.599
Human Habitat
0.676
Projected change of warm periods
0.694
Projected change of flood hazard
0.764
Urban concentration
0.610
Age dependency ratio
0.543
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.585
Paved roads
0.859
Infrastructure
0.228
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.432
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.112
Dependency on imported energy
0.314
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.298
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.213