Groupe de Recherche et d’Analyse Appliquées pour le Développement (GRAAD)

GRAAD was established in 2010 by the Centre for studies of documentation, social and economic research at the Ouagadougou II University in Burkina Faso. It is an independent non-profit organization focusing on coaching, training and research in the areas of sustainable development and green economy, employment and rural development and education. Generally, GRAAD studies problems in African development in order to support the policy makers and other actors in decisions with regard to socio-economic progress in different countries. http://graadburkina.org/

Library Articles

Le Profit plus Important que les Droits Humains? L’Extraction de l’or au Burkina Faso et la Responsabilité de la Suisse / Is Profit more Important than human rights? Gold mining in Burkina Faso and Switzerland's Responsibility

This study aims to show the impact of gold mining on people living nearby the mines of Burkina Faso. The study also shows how Swiss companies participate, as actors of global gold markets in this situation and focuses on the responsibility that the State must take on as well as the companies involved. Finally, it shows how current Swiss laws are not enough to ensure due diligence and prevent...

Défiscalisation et Accès à l’énergie Solaire au Burkina Faso / Tax Exemption and Solar Energy Access in Burkina Faso

Tax exemption in theory is a suitable measure to reduce the cost of services. That makes it possible to increase its accessibility, and that could work in the case of solar energy. However, taking into consideration the current market conditions with regard to energy, so that the Burkinabe households concerned have access to the solar kits, the cost should drop by 4044 FCFA. By considering the...

Projet Initiative Pauvreté-Environnement au Burkina (IPE/Burkina) / Project Initiative for Poverty and Environment in Burkina Faso

This document is made up of several articles regarding the hazardous use of chemicals for mining and agricultural purposes. The first article titled: "Cotton and mines, two key areas of development and/or the death of the Burkinabe economy". The article discusses the main environmental concerns including the contamination of rivers and lakes by pesticides and fertilizers, pollution from...

Heifer in Trust, Social Protection and Graduation : Conceptual Issues and Empirical Questions

The ‘heifer-in-trust’ or ‘livestock-in-kind credit’ model is being examined in this article through a social-protection lens. It seeks specifically, to engage with debates about the use of asset-based strategies to support graduation from social protection. Drawing on project experience with dairy goats in Ethiopia and dairy cattle in Tanzania, the article concludes that while the asset-ness of...

Does Rapid Agricultural Growth Require a System of Innovation? Evidence from Ghana and Burkina Faso

The hypothesis of the ‘systems of innovation’ is being tested in this paper for a selection of crops in Ghana and Burkina Faso that have shown significant growth in production over an approximately 20-year period. The question is whether such growth can only occur if supported by a system of innovation. Using two indicators (a common understanding on objectives and priorities, and a high level of...

IDH et Performance Comparative de l'Economie Burkinabe dans la CEDEAO : Reflexions Theoretique et Implications Empiriques / The HDI and the Comparative Performance of the Economy in Burkina Faso in the ECOWAS: Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Implications

Burkina Faso experienced a reasonable amount of socio- political stability since the adoption of the 1991 Constitution. This stability added to efforts to clean up the business climate has enabled the country to achieve a significant performance. The average annual FDI flow was US$7 million in 1989 which rose to US$35 million in 2004. In the social field, in 1998 to 2005 the number of people...