Welcome To Guinea-Bissau

  • Country Profile
  • Development Agenda

Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. A former Portuguese colony, it shares a border with Guinea and Senegal. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Guinea-Bissau is dependent on primary crops such as Cashew nuts which are the primary source of foreign exchange. The country has huge foreign debt and is heavily dependent on foreign aid.

President: Jose Mario Vaz

Capital: Bissau

Population: 1.6 million

Religion: Islam, Christianity

Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo

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The Government of Guinea has a new development plan for 2016–20. The plan is its only development document, replacing the third Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP3) for 2013–15; the Quinquennial Plan (2011–15); and the Post-Ebola Recovery Plan (2015–17). It was passed by Guinea’s Council of Ministers in February 2017 and adopted by its National Assembly in June 2017.