Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Economic Outlook

  • Despite the political crisis, lower gold and cotton prices and the Ebola epidemic, strong economic growth is expected in 2015 (5.5%) and 2016 (7%).
  • With a high rate of poverty, the government’s main challenge in managing public finances is still to use the country’s mining revenue to create more inclusive growth.
  • The government is counting on creating regional growth centres to improve land development, currently focused on the capital.


Bureau National du Burkina Faso

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
Immeuble Administratif et Technique de l'ARTEL
5è Etage
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Tél : +226 50375750/51/53
Fax : +226 50375749

Mme Antoinette Batumubwira, Représentante Résidente

Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46

Key Facts

Capital: Ouagadougou
Area: 274,000 sq km
Total Population 2013: 16.9 Million
Urban Population 2013: 28.19%
Female Population 2013: 50.29%
GDP: US$ 12.8 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 670
Inflation Rate: 2.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 40.85%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 183
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.343
Membership Date: 22/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 905.9 Million

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