• Population 779,004
  • Area (km2) 214,970
  • GDP per capita (USD) 6,145.84
  • TPES (Mtoe) 0.92
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 2.4

Guyana’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Guyana has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to increasing the robustness of its policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and breach of State obligations are lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 42%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 36%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 36%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Guyana’s performance is good on three indicators and moderate on one indicator. Management of decision-making processes is the highest-scoring indicator at 65, followed by rule of law at 64. Its score on regulatory environment and investment conditions stands at 62, while foresight of policy and regulatory change is at 45.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Guyana’s sub-indicator performance is good. Management and settlement of investor-State disputes is the highest-scoring sub-indicator at 70, followed by transparency at 67. Its performance on the sub-indicators regulatory effectiveness (65) and institutional governance (63) is good. On restrictions on FDI, its score stands at 60. Next are the sub-indicators communication of vision and policies and respect for property rights at 59 and 58, respectively. Robustness of policy goals and commitments is the lowest-scoring sub-indicator at 30.