MVP Sustainability Map



Sustainability Grade




Sustainable Population

10.3 %

Contraception Use


Species Threatened

2.79 %

Population Growth

$ 1,194

GDP Per Capita

Country Comments

Guinea is currently living sustainably but with a total fertility rate of just under 5 children per mother causing its population to grow by over 350,000 additional citizens each year, the country will possibly by the end of the decade be exceeding its carrying capacity.

Centuries of slash-and-burn agriculture have caused forested areas to be replaced by savanna woodland, grassland, or brush. As of 2001, 11 of Guinea's 190 mammal species and 12 of its 409 bird species were endangered, as well as 3 types of reptiles, 1 amphibian, and 29 of the nation's plant species. Human encroachment and hunting have reduced Guinea's wildlife, especially its large mammals, and overfishing represents a threat to the nation's marine life. (1)

UNICEF reports Guinea has one of the highest Percentages in the world (58%) of women aged 20 to 49 years who were married or in union before age of 18.

The country is part of the Ouagadougou Partnership, a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civic and youth representatives of nine West African countries working in collaboration with donors to improve family planning outcomes in the region.