Guyana

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 8,568.76 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 779,004 HDI (2018): 0.67
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 119
Score: 42.8
Vulnerability 0.467
Readiness 0.323

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Guyana 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. Guyana is the 69th most vulnerable country and the 57th 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
104
105
103
103
107
109
112
114
113
118
122
122
125
121
128
127
125
123
123
120
120
118
119
119
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.467
Food
0.521
Projected change of cereal yields
0.956
Projected population change
0.135
Food import dependency
0.106
Rural population
0.791
Agriculture capacity
0.889
Child malnutrition
0.246
Water
0.267
Projected change of annual runoff
0.303
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.164
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.007
Water dependency ratio
0.111
Dam capacity
0.752
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.483
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.592
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.242
Slum population
0.334
Medical staff
0.941
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.509
Projected change of biome distribution
0.576
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.338
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.388
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.749
Human Habitat
0.554
Projected change of warm periods
0.370
Projected change of flood hazard
0.530
Urban concentration
0.209
Age dependency ratio
0.530
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.746
Paved roads
0.938
Infrastructure
-
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.176
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0.091
Disaster preparedness
-