MVP Sustainability Map



Sustainability Grade




Sustainable Population

11.7 %

Contraception Use


Species Threatened

2.39 %

Population Growth

$ 595

GDP Per Capita

Country Comments

An historically politically unstable war torn nation, Sudan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world for women and children’s well-being, as well as being the worst for nutrition, primary school completion, immunization, and antenatal care. Girls in southern Sudan are more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than complete primary education. Female Genital Mutilation afflicts 90 percent of Sudanese women and girls, and only one in four adults (one in 10 women) are literate. (1)

Impoverished, uneducated, insecure citizens, lacking many basic needs including reproductive healthcare has led to a high total fertility rate averaging over 4.5 children per woman the past 5 years (down from as high as 6 at the turn of the century) causing substantial population growth, putting more pressure on the environment, limited resources and making for a more unjust, unsafe and unsustainable future for its people.