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Burundi Economic Outlook

  • Burundi achieved average annual growth of 4% between 2010 and 2014, but due to the social and political environment in 2015, the growth rate fell and GDP is estimated to have dropped by 4.1%.
  •  The deterioration in public finances led to large-scale recourse to advances from the central bank (Banque de la République du Burundi) to finance the budget deficit in 2015.
  • Continuation of the current socio-political climate and the accompanying fall in support from donors could do serious damage to the country’s remarkable advances in development and poverty reduction since 2005.

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Burundi et la BAD

Le Burundi se relève progressivement d’une crise socio-politique profonde, qui a détruit le tissu productif de son économie. L’économie reste encore fragile, du fait de sa forte dépendance au secteur primaire en termes de contribution au PIB (40 %). Le PIB par habitant s’élevait à 215 dollars EU en 2012, contre 286 dollars EU avant la crise de 1993.

Key Facts

Capital: Bujumbura
Area: 27,830 sq km
Total Population 2015: 10.2 Million
Urban Population 2015: 11.48%
Female Population 2015: 50.60%
GDP: US$ 2.5 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 240
Inflation Rate: 7.79%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 44.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 178
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.355
Membership Date: 01/10/1968
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 515.3 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Bureau National du Burundi

Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement
24, Rue des Travailleurs, Kiriri
B.P. 7543- Bujumbura, Burundi

Tél : +257 22277823/ 22277824
Fax : +257 22277825

M. Abou Amadou Ba, Représentant Résident