Dominican Republic

Location

Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
18° 28' 0.12" N, 69° 54' 0" W

Capital Based Focal Point:

Vice Ministro de Planificación,
Ministerio de Economía,Planificación y Desarrollo
Tel. 809 2215140 x 2203

Capital City: 
Santo Domingo
Languages: 
Spanish
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 85.90000000000001 92.3 91 89 81.5 82.2 79.7 84.7 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 16.1 16.1 16.1 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 19.7 19.7 19.7 19.7 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 87 88.23999999999999 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 2,515 2,515 2,515 2,517 2,517 2,517 2,517 2,517 2,500 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 13,760 13,760 13,760 13,760 13,760 13,760 13,760 13,760 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 28.48 World Bank
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 8,829,830 8,970,380 9,111,140 9,252,030 9,392,870 9,533,440 9,673,760 9,813,690 9,952,710 10,090,200 World Bank
Population annual growth 1.59861 1.57919 1.55699 1.53459 1.51076 1.48548 1.46107 1.43614 1.4067 1.37148 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 120 100 100 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.624 0.638 0.646 0.651 0.656 0.66 0.663 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 4,770 4,890 5,180 5,080 5,110 5,850 6,620 7,330 7,860 8,110 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 0.24 0.45 0.57 0.35 0.42 0.25 0.16 0.31 0.35 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 1,839,000,000 1,982,000,000 2,195,000,000 2,325,400,000 2,501,200,000 2,719,200,000 3,084,300,000 3,413,900,000 3,487,000,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) 6 9 10 12 12 12 12 13 World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) 1,355 1,438 1,438 1,443 1,475 1,438 1,414 1,419 World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) 81.61 80.78 81.28 80.59999999999999 78.97 79.23 80.16 80.48999999999999 World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 20,117 20,235 21,500 21,533 19,970 19,893 20,359 20,759 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 87 87 86 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Dominican Republic First national communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Strategy Description 2004
NBSAP - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic: Fourth National Report on the Biodiversity Strategy Description 2010
NSDS - Dominican Republic
Bill | 22 Jul 2013
12 July 2013: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) launched an online tool for assisting Caribbean decision makers in assessing climate risks as part of their efforts to build climate resilience into their development policies, plans, programmes and projects. The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or...
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...
13 May 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
7 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of parties in ten submissions on matters referred to in paragraphs 44-47 of decision 1/CP.18, including information, experience and good practice relevant to the design and operation of various approaches on market and non-market mechanisms(FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.11). Submissions were presented by the following parties: Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Fiji...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Oficina Nacional de Planificacion (ONAPLAN)