Vanuatu

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 3,201.82 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 292,680 HDI (2018): 0.60
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 130
Score: 40.5
Vulnerability 0.553
Readiness 0.363

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of Vanuatu 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. Vanuatu is the 25th most vulnerable country and the 79th 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
138
119
119
123
137
119
128
128
132
130
112
118
121
120
125
128
127
129
131
130
132
132
128
130
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.553
Food
0.616
Projected change of cereal yields
0.909
Projected population change
0.415
Food import dependency
0.396
Rural population
0.805
Agriculture capacity
1.000
Child malnutrition
0.169
Water
-
Projected change of annual runoff
-
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.325
Fresh water withdrawal rate
-
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.585
Health
0.681
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.675
Dependency on external resource for health services
1.000
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.958
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.559
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.461
Natural capital dependency
0.492
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.568
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.814
Human Habitat
0.529
Projected change of warm periods
0.261
Projected change of flood hazard
0.698
Urban concentration
0.195
Age dependency ratio
0.726
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.766
Infrastructure
0.382
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
-
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.573
Dependency on imported energy
-
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.068
Electricity access
0.372
Disaster preparedness
0.513