Guatemala

GDP (PPP) per capita (2020): 8,853.67 Int. Dollar Population (2020): 16,858,333 HDI (2020): 0.66
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 119
Score: 43.4
Vulnerability 0.447
Readiness 0.316

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Guatemala 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. Guatemala is the 77th most vulnerable country and the 144th most 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 19 20
Ranking
142
139
137
136
133
131
134
134
136
131
133
135
130
131
127
124
124
125
123
117
115
116
116
117
115
119
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2001 to 2020 Score
Vulnerability
0.447
Food
0.439
Projected change of cereal yields
0.941
Projected population change
0.381
Food import dependency
0.278
Rural population
0.519
Agriculture capacity
0.478
Child malnutrition
0.036
Water
0.375
Projected change of annual runoff
0.410
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.219
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.026
Water dependency ratio
0.146
Dam capacity
0.993
Access to reliable drinking water
0.452
Health
0.463
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.663
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.031
Slum population
0.318
Medical staff
0.941
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.604
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.781
Ecological footprint
0.230
Protected biome
0.408
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.652
Human Habitat
0.524
Projected change of warm periods
0.251
Projected change of flood hazard
0.512
Urban concentration
0.481
Age dependency ratio
0.623
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.718
Paved roads
0.556
Infrastructure
0.280
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.027
Dependency on imported energy
0.781
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.012
Electricity access
0.030
Disaster preparedness
0.400