MVP Sustainability Map



Sustainability Grade




Sustainable Population

22.4 %

Contraception Use


Species Threatened

3.08 %

Population Growth

$ 239

GDP Per Capita

Country Comments

Burundi is a small country by land mass with a high population density. It is one of the world's poorest countries. Approximately 80% of Burundi's population lives in poverty and 90% work in predominantly subsistence agriculture.

Averaging between 5 ½ to 6 children per mother, the country has an astonishingly high population growth rate. Recently it has recognized population growth as a major impediment to the health and welfare of the nation, but lacking domestic financing it has been limited in its efforts and progress to increase quality family planning services, healthcare and education that could address it.