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Guinea-bissau

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 28,120 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 58% agriculture, 70% forest and -28% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 1,874,309 people (2018)
  • Population density: 67 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 43% lives in urban areas and 57% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 2,992,063,406 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 1,596 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 47% from agriculture, 35% from services and 13% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Guinea-bissau

  • Drinking water

    24 % of the population in Guinea-bissau uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    12 % of the population in Guinea-bissau uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    18 % of the population in Guinea-bissau has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    21 % of domestic wastewater in Guinea-bissau is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    --- % of monitored water bodies in Guinea-bissau has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    4 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Guinea-bissau (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    1 % of the renewable water resources in Guinea-bissau is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    19 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Guinea-bissau (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    43 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    73 % of the water basins in Guinea-bissau is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    2 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Guinea-bissau in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Guinea-bissau (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2012)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Guinea-bissau, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Guinea-bissau, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Guinea-bissau, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Guinea-bissau, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Guinea-bissau, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in guinea-bissau (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in guinea-bissau, by source (2020)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in guinea-bissau (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in guinea-bissau, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,577 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 16,873 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 135 m3 per capita (2000)

Environmental flow requirements: 64 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in guinea-bissau, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in guinea-bissau, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in guinea-bissau, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Guinea-bissau, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Guinea-bissau, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Guinea-bissau, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Guinea-bissau in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Guinea-bissau, by funding source

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in guinea-bissau (2012)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in guinea-bissau, progress over time, by sub-sector