Jamaica

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 9,298.80 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 2,934,855 HDI (2018): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 87
Score: 48.5
Vulnerability 0.427
Readiness 0.398

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 90th least vulnerable country and the 91st 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
83
82
80
81
84
88
100
87
89
88
90
88
91
90
94
94
92
94
91
91
94
92
90
87
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.427
Food
0.469
Projected change of cereal yields
0.946
Projected population change
0.106
Food import dependency
0.256
Rural population
0.478
Agriculture capacity
0.891
Child malnutrition
0.138
Water
0.330
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.217
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.105
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.520
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
0.093
Slum population
0.613
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
0.113
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
0.368
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.436
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.329
Dependency on imported energy
0.943
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.209
Electricity access
0.005
Disaster preparedness
0.288