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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 pro…

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…

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 Implica

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. Th…

Rapport: Atelier d'Echanges et de Partage d'Experiences entre Acteurs de la Filiere Agroecologique/Biologique / Report: Exchange and Experience Sharing Workshop between Actors of the Agroecological and Biological Sectors

Six months ago (April - October 2017), GRAAD Burkina and GRET Burkina, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which marked the beginning of a collaboration. Following this agreement, several activities were carried out for the benefit of beneficiarie…

Thèse du Catastrophisme du COVID-19 en Afrique: Ressentiment des Africains ou Réalité ? / Thesis on the COVID-19 Disaster in Africa: African Resentment or Reality?

Since its emergence in Egypt in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all African countries. With about 85% of countries affected, this pandemic has passed the threat stage and has become a sad reality. But, contrary to the "thes…

Report: Working Group 3: Innovative and Inclusive Public and Private Strategies to Help Vulnerable Groups

This report is focused on providing recommendations applicable to the problems of the most vulnerable groups of citizens directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. To highlight the challenges faced by those groups and point out action-oriented recom…

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 wit…

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 art…

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 …

Coût des Mauvaises Pratiques dans l’usage des Produits Chimiques dans le secteur Agricole / The Cost of Poor Practices in the Use of Chemicals in the Agricultural Sector

The improvement of the management of chemicals in Burkina Faso, remains a financial issue. According to this study, the subject by the SP/CONEDD (2013), the Burkinabè economy loses $ 15.1 billion (19.2% of GDP) every year, due to the use of pesti…

UEMOA InterGenre Rapport de Synthese: Atelier Méthodologique Et De Lancement / UEMOA InterGenre Summary Report: Methodology and Launching Workshop

This presentation was intended to show how the project InterGenre-UEMOA is part of Canada's international feminist aid policy. The IDRC is a state-owned corporation that primarily funds development projects for developing countries. Canada's femin…

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