Papua New Guinea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 4,298.65 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 8,606,316 HDI (2018): 0.54
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 149
Score: 37.9
Vulnerability 0.523
Readiness 0.282

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 43rd most vulnerable country and the 31st 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
126
126
139
134
134
137
134
136
139
138
143
141
143
141
145
147
145
149
147
144
150
147
148
149
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.523
Food
0.662
Projected change of cereal yields
0.951
Projected population change
0.393
Food import dependency
0.172
Rural population
0.936
Agriculture capacity
0.972
Child malnutrition
0.550
Water
0.321
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.306
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.001
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.978
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.639
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
0.700
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.986
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
0.300
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
0.456
Disaster preparedness
0.650