Least Developed Country Category: Vanuatu Profile

* Data from the 2021 triennial review

Vanuatu Snapshot in PDF

LDC status

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Inclusion: 1985

Graduation: 2020

Reports and resolutions

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Inclusion

CDP report: 1985
GA resolution: A/RES/40/233

Graduation

CDP reports: 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
ECOSOC resolutions: E/RES/1997/223, E/RES/1998/39, E/RES/2012/32
GA resolutions: A/RES/52/210, E/RES/68/18, A/RES/70/78, A/RES/75/128
Impact assessments: 2009, 2012
Vulnerability profiles: 2009, 2012
Country statements: 2009 CDP Plenary statement, 2012 CDP EGM statement
Monitoring reports: 2014, 2015, 20162017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Country reports: 2017

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

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Value:

$ 2,991

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Thresholds

Inclusion: $ 1,018
Graduation: $ 1,222
Income-only graduation: $ 2,444

Human assets index (HAI)*

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Index:

77.5

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators

Under-five mortality rate
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
stat Value: 25.9 stat Value: 54.2
Index: 90.4 Index: 49.1
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation Source: UNESCO
Prevalence of stunting
Adult literacy rate
stat Value: 28.6 stat Value: 87.5
Index: 47.8 Index: 83.3
Source: UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Source: UNESCO
Maternal Mortality Rate
Gender parity index for gross secondary school enrolment
stat Value: 72 stat Value: 1.03
Index: 94.4 Index: 100.0
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality Source: UNESCO

Economic and environmental vulnerability index (EVI)*

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Index:

39.6

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators

Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
stat Value: 23.1 stat Value: 10.1
Index: 37.5 Index: 28.9
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: CIESIN
Remoteness and landlockedness
Share of population living in drylands
stat Value: 81.6 stat Value: 0.0
Index: 89.6 Index: 0.0
Source: CDP Source: CDP
Merchandise export concentration
Instability of agricultural production
stat Value: 0.26 stat Value: 8.4
Index: 18.4 Index: 37.5
Source: UNCTAD Source: FAO
Instability of exports of goods and services
Victims of disasters
stat Value: 5.0 stat Value: 6.78
Index: 10.0 Index: 94.9
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: EM-DAT

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