MVP Sustainability Map



Sustainability Grade




Sustainable Population

32.5 %

Contraception Use


Species Threatened

0.48 %

Population Growth

$ 6,956

GDP Per Capita

Country Comments

Guyana for the past 50 years has seen its population increase by less than 100,000 citizens. It has abundant resources to sustain its population for a very long time at current population and economic growth rates.

Because of a low population and consumption level over 80% of Guyana still remains wilderness including dense rainforests. The country has so far sustained little serious environmental damage. The air is clean, but water supplies are threatened by sewage and by agricultural and industrial chemicals.

The country’s total fertility rate hovers just above replacement at around 2 ½ children per mother. With emigration of roughly 6000 citizens annually, the net increase in its population averages three to four thousand citizens annually.