El Salvador

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 8,316.99 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 6,420,744 HDI (2018): 0.67
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 106
Score: 45.2
Vulnerability 0.443
Readiness 0.348

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of El Salvador 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. El Salvador is the 83rd most vulnerable country and the 71st 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
106
110
107
105
103
101
100
102
102
94
98
94
96
97
96
95
97
96
98
99
99
105
106
106
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.443
Food
0.440
Projected change of cereal yields
0.981
Projected population change
0.124
Food import dependency
0.260
Rural population
0.302
Agriculture capacity
0.892
Child malnutrition
0.081
Water
0.419
Projected change of annual runoff
0.497
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.229
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.113
Water dependency ratio
0.405
Dam capacity
0.851
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.430
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
0.065
Slum population
0.230
Medical staff
0.893
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.519
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.861
Natural capital dependency
0.152
Ecological footprint
0.269
Protected biome
0.429
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.757
Human Habitat
0.530
Projected change of warm periods
0.354
Projected change of flood hazard
0.400
Urban concentration
0.698
Age dependency ratio
0.548
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.705
Paved roads
0.473
Infrastructure
0.323
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.146
Dependency on imported energy
0.838
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.029
Electricity access
0.005
Disaster preparedness
0.488