Guinea is considered one of the poorest countries in Africa. Although its per capita GDP, currently estimated at US$ 532, is slightly above the average for Sub-Saharan Africa (US$ 520), the United Nations Report on Human Development has for several years ranked this country last among some 160 countries. Yet the country is richly endowed with agricultural, mineral and energy resources.
SPRI Global worked with the World Bank to support the government of Guinea in designing a social protection policy and a safety nets strategy, whose main purpose is to reduce poverty and vulnerability in the country. The SPRI Global team produced a study report on poverty and social protection system in Guinea (Pauvreté et protection sociale en Guinée) and a social protection policy that was used by the Government to elaborate the national social protection policy and its action plan.