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
07 Sep 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
3 September 2012: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced the list of members as of 1 September 2012. IPBES has currently 92 members, including eight small island developing States (SIDS). SIDS members of IPBES are: from Africa, Guinea-Bissau; from Asia and the Pacific, Fiji; and from the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. IPBES also has members from Eastern Europe, Latin...
07 Sep 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
July 2012: The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is developing a national trust fund and conservation finance mechanism for the sustainable financing of protected areas in St. Kitts and Nevis. A meeting held from 17-19 July 2012 gathered stakeholders to discuss the development of a sustainable financing architecture in the country. This effort is part of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, under which the Governments of Bahamas, the...
28 Aug 2012 | SIDS Policy and Practice
7 August 2012: The Dominican Republic has formally launched its National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development, which was developed with assistance from the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change (UN CC:Learn).  The Strategy was launched on 7 August 2012, by Vice President Rafael Alburquerque in a ceremony held at the National Palace in the capital, Santo Domingo. The Strategy, developed by the Dominican...
External Resources: 

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