Key Numbers

Total changes 1990-2008

 

7%

Inclusive Wealth Index

36%

Gross Domestic Product

-33%

Natural Capital

9%

Produced Capital

28%

Human Capital

 

Changes over 20 Years

The changes in inclusive wealth in Ecuador were primarily driven by rapid growth in human capital, which was the main factor that offset the decline in natural capital. The significant difference between IWI and GDP could be accounted for by the decline in natural capital, indicating that if economic growth is to continue, Ecuador should consider increasing all of its inclusive investments, especially in its natural capital stocks.

Overall per-capita changes in IWI, GDP, manufactured, human, and natural capital

Overall per-capita changes in IWI, GDP, manufactured, human, and natural capital


Wealth Composition

 
Composition of Ecuador’s inclusive wealth

Composition of Ecuador’s inclusive wealth

Inclusive Wealth

Human capital makes up the large majority of Ecuador’s inclusive wealth, followed by natural and produced capital.

Composition of Ecuador’s natural capital

Composition of Ecuador’s natural capital

Natural Capital

Ecuador’s natural capital stocks are mostly made up of forest resources and fossil fuels. However, the rapid depletion of Ecuador’s forests from 1990 to 2008 accounts for the majority of the changes in their natural capital account since 1990 (base year).