Papua New Guinea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 4,295.51 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 8,606,316 HDI (2019): 0.55
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 153
Score: 38.3
Vulnerability 0.524
Readiness 0.289

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Papua New Guinea 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. Papua New Guinea is the 34th most vulnerable country and the 29th 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
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150
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152
157
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156
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157
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156
156
152
149
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153
156
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.524
Food
0.666
Projected change of cereal yields
0.951
Projected population change
0.393
Food import dependency
0.170
Rural population
0.936
Agriculture capacity
0.969
Child malnutrition
0.578
Water
0.327
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.306
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.646
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.778
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.760
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.956
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.633
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.807
Natural capital dependency
1.000
Ecological footprint
0.084
Protected biome
0.699
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.749
Human Habitat
0.585
Projected change of warm periods
0.372
Projected change of flood hazard
0.686
Urban concentration
0.064
Age dependency ratio
0.645
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.777
Paved roads
0.968
Infrastructure
0.289
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.065
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.028
Electricity access
0.411
Disaster preparedness
0.650