• Population 779,004
  • Area (km2) 214,970
  • GDP per capita (USD) 4,979.00
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) N/A

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 policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors are lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 44%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 37%
    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. It has a score of 64 on the indicator rule of law, 63 on management of decision-making processes, and 62 on regulatory environment and investment conditions. Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change is 41.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Guyana’s sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 70, followed by regulatory effectiveness at 65. The sub-indicators institutional governance and transparency are both at 63. Its performance on the indicators restrictions on FDI (60), respect for property rights (58), and communication of vision and policies (50) is moderate. On robustness of policy goals and commitments it has a low score of 31.