2021

global knowledge index
Guyana

Guyana

KEY INDICATORS

  • GDP (US$ billions)14.69
  • Population786,559
  • HDI0.682

Gki Rank

82/154
Gki Score
47.4
World Average
48.4

Country Performance Summary

Guyana is a moderate performer in terms of its knowledge infrastructure. It ranks 82nd out of 154 countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021 and 1st out of the 27 countries with medium human development.

Areas of Strength

  • Firms offering formal training (%)
  • Firms that spend on R&D (%)
  • Trade in digitally deliverable services (% total trade)
  • Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% GDP)
  • MSME financing gap (% GDP)

Areas of Improvement

  • Government funding per secondary student (% of GDP per capita)
  • Firms constrained with inadequately educated workforce (%)
  • Building quality control
  • High-technology trade (% total trade)
  • Youth not in employment, education or training (%)

SECTORAL INDICES

Rank
Value
Guyana