Dominican Republic

Location

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

Capital Based Focal Point

Mr. Juan Monegro
Vice Ministro de Planificación, Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo.
Phone number: +1809 2215140 x 2203
Email:
jmonegro@economia.gov.do
juantmonegro@gmail.com

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
05 Jun 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
1 June 2012: A High-Level Meeting organized by Central American Integration System’s (SICA) Council of Women’s Affairs Ministers (COMMCA) agreed to create a special Coordinating Committee to guide strategy and advocacy in support of the political and civil rights of women within its eight member States, namely Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.  The High-Level Meeting, held 29-30 May 2012, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, was...
01 Jun 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
1 June 2012: Forty negotiators from CARIFORUM countries, which include Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member States, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, took part in a training workshop to better represent their national and regional interests in negotiations involving multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The workshop, which took place in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, from 28 May – 1 June 2012, was organized by the CARICOM Secretariat with support from the UN Environment...
25 May 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
21 May 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has reported on progress achieved in the reforestation of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic under a project titled Green Border, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The Green Border is a four-year project on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic that aims to reduce community vulnerability to natural disaster risk in shared rivers and...
External Resources: 

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