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Burkina Faso Economic Outlook

  • Economic growth is expected to reach at least 5% in 2016 and 5.9% in 2017 due to the recovery of mining and the return to democratic institutions.
  • Strengthening security to combat jihadist threats is still a major challenge to economic revival, especially after the January 2016 terrorist attack.
  • Urban growth has speeded up in the past decade and the urban population could reach 35% of the total by 2026, but towns and cities are still poorly equipped to sustainably manage this growth.

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Key Facts

Capital: Ouagadougou
Area: 274,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 19.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 14.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 660
Inflation Rate: 2.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 38.60%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 185
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.402
Membership Date: 22/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 1.0 Billion

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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

West Africa Region

Mr. M. Janvier LITSE, Director West Africa Region

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

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47