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Burkina Faso: Preserving the Religious Balance

This report focuses on the discussion about relations between the state and religions, between the different religious communities and the tensions within these groups in Burkina. The report shows that Burkina’s model of peaceful coexistence remains…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

The analyses in this report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. This report’s scope focuses on the artisanal gol…

The Political Economy of Long-Lived Decisions in Africa: Framework Report

The first part of the report is structured around three primary research questions: Which long-lived economic decisions are most relevant to influence in order to respond to climate change adaptation imperatives? Which institutions and processes ex…

Review of Public Expenditure Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Public expenditure is one of the critical ingredients of a country’s development. To ensure that public expenditure is efficient and effective, it is essential that resource allocation decisions are underpinned by sound analysis and that a well-des…

Gold Exploitation and Socioeconomic Outcomes: The Case of Burkina Faso

This paper investigates how the gold boom that started in 2007 has affected socioeconomic outcomes in Burkina Faso. A simple theoretical model was developed to show the expected impacts, and these were validated by an empirical analysis. Results …

Strengthening Social Protection in the Informal Sector through CBMS: Case of the Communes of Diébougou (Province of Bougouriba), Koper (Province of Ioba) and To (Province of Sissili)

Burkina Faso has experienced the implementation of several social safety net programs to promote access to basic social services and employment of disadvantaged social strata, and to reduce the effects of exogenous shocks. These programs are based …

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…

Fiscal Reforms and Income Inequalities in Senegal and Burkina Faso: A Comparative Study

The West African economic and monetary union was created 1994, whch had as a main objective the reinforcement of the competitiveness of the member states by harmonizing their economic legislation. In 1995 indirect tax harmonization were adopted by …

Chute du Cours de L'or, recettes fiscales et emplois: quelle stratégie d'adaptation pour le Burkina Faso? / Decline in Gold Prices, Tax Receipts and Employment: Which Adaptation Strategy for Burkina Faso?

This working Paper is also available in English. Since 2007, Burkina Faso’s mining sector has been growing quickly, with gold replacing cotton as its biggest export. However, the decline in gold prices since 2012 has hit the Burkinabe economy ha…

Decline in Gold Prices, Tax Receipts and Employment: Which Adaptation Strategy for Burkina Faso?

Since 2007, Burkina Faso’s mining sector has been growing quickly, with gold replacing cotton as its biggest export. However, the decline in gold prices since 2012 has hit the Burkinabe economy hard. Using a static calculable general equilibrium (…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

This report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. The scope of this report focuses on the artisanal gold sector i…

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…

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2015

‘Appraising the Efficacy of SADC in Resolving the 2014 Lesotho Conflict: Progress and Prospects’ presents an assessment of the efficacy of SADC’s intervention to resolve the Lesotho crisis, progress made so far and prospects for restoring peace and …

Burkina Faso: Transition, Act II

After the success of the elections of November 29th 2015, it is time to congratulate the transitional government which achieved the difficult mission of organizing the polls peacefully, as well as the Burkinabe political community for their sense of…

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…

Politiques Agricoles, Emploi et Revenu des Femmes au Burkina Faso / Agricultural policies, Employment and Income of Women in Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso economy, based on agriculture, employs about 70% of the active population. It contribution to GDP is estimated on average at 35%. In agricultural sector, 83% of women produce 75% of food production despite their limited access to …

Subventionner le Capital Agricole des Femmes Pour Réduire les Inégalités et Favoriser l’économie du Burkina Faso / Subsidizing Women's Agricultural Capital to Reduce Inequalities and Boost Burkina Faso's Economy

A policy of subsidizing agricultural capital for women could not only help to reduce gender inequalities in Burkina Faso, but it would also benefit the economy and employment on a national scale. The preferred financing methods for such a policy are…

Peut-on Lutter Contre la Corruption dans les Marchés Publics au Burkina Faso ? / Can We Fight Against Corruption in Public Procurement in Burkina Faso ?

"This document demonstrates that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the economy of Burkina Faso. Only, this role is limited by weak private demand. Public markets are in this context an alternative first choice. However, t…

Impact of COVID-19 in Central Sahel

This Policy Paper analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and highlights that COVID-19 is not a direct cause of disruption, but a major health crisis that adds to the existing humanitarian, security, and governance crises. Th…

Burkina Faso Elections, Another Box to Check

In October 2014, Burkina Faso entered a new era when a social uprising resulted in the overthrow after 27 years of President Blaise Compaoré. The uprising was triggered by Compaoré’s attempt to amend the constitution so he could run for another term…

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