This report analyses how Guyana performs with respect to each pillar, assessing strengths and weaknesses. A national perceptions survey focusing on 9 of the 17 pillars enriched the findings. The report hopes to stimulate debate and provide an evidence base for policy reforms towards a conducive environment for sustainable enterprises... Read more
Consistent with the Government of Guyana (GoG)’s unwavering commitment to reduce poverty, in the year 2000 Guyana adopted the Millennium Declaration along with 188 other countries and thus embraced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the guiding framework for poverty reduction and development. Since then, the annual budget allocations to... Read more
The annual Human Development Reports published by the UNDP have long recognized the need for national baseline data disaggregated by characteristics such as region, gender, income groups, age and ethnicity, to supplement their annual series, as very often national averages can conceal as much as they reveal about what is... Read more
This Common Country Assessment (CCA) sets the context for the second United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Guyana, for the period 2012 –2016. It articulates the programmatic and strategic situation on critical aspects of Guyana’s development agenda, to facilitate cooperation between the Government of Guyana (GoG) and the... Read more
The World Drug Report 2014 is aimed at helping the international community to address the toll that illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption continues to take on all our societies, by providing a global overview and analysis of developments, based on the best available data.
Guyana is extremely susceptible to a number of hydro meteorological, biological and technological hazards. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ranks Guyana 13 out of 162 countries for flood risk and reported that 0.69 percent and 0.42 percent of its population and GDP respectively are exposed to the... Read more
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its Members have decided to implement a Future of Work Initiative that will culminate at the centennial International Labour Conference in 2019. The rationale behind the Future of Work Initiative1 is to reflect on the transformational changes taking place in the world of work, to understand... Read more