Jamaica

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 9,975.20 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 2,934,855 HDI (2019): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 89
Score: 48.8
Vulnerability 0.423
Readiness 0.399

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Jamaica places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Jamaica is well positioned to adapt. Jamaica is the 85th most vulnerable country and the 93rd 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 19
Ranking
87
81
83
85
86
89
99
90
91
90
94
95
94
95
99
101
99
100
95
92
95
93
88
89
89
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.423
Food
0.456
Projected change of cereal yields
0.946
Projected population change
0.106
Food import dependency
0.258
Rural population
0.478
Agriculture capacity
0.804
Child malnutrition
0.148
Water
0.330
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.217
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.103
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.507
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
0.056
Slum population
0.586
Medical staff
0.932
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.391
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.521
Natural capital dependency
0.114
Ecological footprint
0.252
Protected biome
0.309
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.705
Human Habitat
0.486
Projected change of warm periods
0.406
Projected change of flood hazard
0.554
Urban concentration
0.522
Age dependency ratio
0.476
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.687
Paved roads
0.269
Infrastructure
0.369
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.436
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.329
Dependency on imported energy
0.942
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.210
Electricity access
0.011
Disaster preparedness
0.288