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
31 Jan 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
29 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of the Dominican Republic has designated the Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna as its third Wetland of International Importance. According to the Ramsar Secretariat, the site is a large subtropical coastal wetland located in the Samaná Bay, with a predominance of mangroves. It supports various species at...
07 Jan 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
18 December 2012: The Basel Convention Regional Center for Central America and Mexico (CRCB-CAM) will take the lead in drafting a Central American Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Strategy to tackle the growing e-waste problem in the eight member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). The proposal responds to a June 2012 call by the Council of Ministers of the...
07 Jan 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
6 December 2012: The Central American Integration System (SICA) countries held a regional workshop to discuss experiences, tools and best practice and to coordinate strategies to enforce their obligations under the Montreal Protocol to implement and enforce a phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) consumption. The workshop for National Ozone Units (NOUs) and customs authorities from Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama was held in...
External Resources: 

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