Uruguay

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 23,530.61 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 3,449,299 HDI (2018): 0.81
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 54
Score: 55.2
Vulnerability 0.395
Readiness 0.499

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Uruguay places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Uruguay is well positioned to adapt. Uruguay is the 62nd least vulnerable country and the 57th most 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
48
51
50
51
54
53
52
59
56
63
58
56
56
59
56
58
58
56
55
51
53
53
52
54
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.395
Food
0.365
Projected change of cereal yields
0.868
Projected population change
0.129
Food import dependency
0.229
Rural population
0.050
Agriculture capacity
0.862
Child malnutrition
0.050
Water
0.191
Projected change of annual runoff
0.583
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.292
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.030
Water dependency ratio
0.051
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.442
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
0.003
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.803
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.405
Projected change of biome distribution
0.824
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.479
Natural capital dependency
0.196
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.350
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.579
Human Habitat
0.628
Projected change of warm periods
0
Projected change of flood hazard
0.706
Urban concentration
0.950
Age dependency ratio
0.549
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.659
Paved roads
0.907
Infrastructure
0.337
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.431
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.179
Dependency on imported energy
0.822
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.236
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.350