MVP Sustainability Map
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Lithuania has witnessed replacement rate fertility and below since the 1980’s. The country’s population peeked around 1990 at approximately 3.7 million citizens. Since then thanks to below replacement fertility hovering around 1.6 children per woman and emigration making up roughly ⅔ of annual population decline, Lithuania has seen an overall lowering of its population of approximately 1 million citizens the last 25 years. If this positive trend continues of fewer citizens consuming resources, it is expected that in five years Lithuania will reach sustainability.
In 2012, the University of Yale declared Lithuania as the country with the best forest protection and management system in the world, over a 15 year period.
Based on OECD data, Lithuania is among the top 5 countries in the world by postsecondary education attainment. Lithuania has a strong economy and sound fiscal position. The 2017 budget resulted in a 0.5% surplus, the gross debt is stabilising at around 40% of GDP.
In Lithuania, 91.7% of legal frameworks that promote, enforce and monitor gender equality, with a focus on violence against women, are in place. However, work still needs to be done in Lithuania to achieve gender equality.