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West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive analysis - Burkina Faso

"Agriculture is mainly rainfed in Burkina Faso and dominated by small-scale farmers. The rainy season is May–October, but its duration decreases progressively from the southwest, resulting in only three months of rainfall in the north. Agriculture a…

Putting Small Scale Farming First : Improving the National Agriculture Investment Plans of Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania

The National Agriculture Investment Plans(NAIPs) of five countries – Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Burkina Faso – are being analysed in this report. It assesses the extent to which these countries are likely to benefit smallholder farmers…

Hope and Life Access to ARVs in a Community Context: Rural-Urban Experiences in Burkina Faso

High levels of HIV/AIDS-related stigma was revealed in the survey findings. After the discovery of their status, many individuals experience rejection and/or isolation. In all likelihood due to the fear of rejection by family and/or friends – around…

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…

Wealth Through Integration Regional Integration and Poverty-Reduction Strategies in West Africa

"Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market? In a context where liberalizing trade has not produced the expected gains in developing countries and growth in global trade has not led to the expected economic growth, a…

Reviewing Africa’s Peer Review Mechanism: A Seven Country Survey

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was launched in 2003 as one of the pillars of NEPAD. More than half of Africa’s countries (with three-quarters of its population) have joined the APRM. Of these, at least half have set about the process of s…

ARV Community Knowledge, Awareness, Accessibility and the Policy Environment: A Compendium Report of Tanzania, Mozambique and Burkina Faso

This report studied accessibility to AIDS care and treatment services in Tanzania, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. The focus of the study was to determine peoples' knowledge and awareness of ARV treatment, as well as the accessibility and use of ARV in…

Etude sur les Difficultés de Recouvrement des Créances dans l’espace Uemoa (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Mali, Senegal) / Study on the Difficulties of Debt Recovery in the UEMOA (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal)

"The study begins with an overview of the legal and economic environment of four countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, all of which have the common characteristics of being both members of UEMOA and parties to the OHADA Treaty. T…

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…

Les Burkinabè Préoccupés par la Situation Économique et la Direction du Pays / Burkinabè are Concerned about the Economic Situation and the Direction of the Country.

In addition to facing immense security and humanitarian challenges in recent years, Burkinabè are facing a difficult economic situation. Even before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's annual real gross domestic product (GDP) growth …

Impact of Women Empowerment in Agriculture on under Five Children Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso faces variable rainfall, land degradation, and desertification which impact its agriculture. As a result, Burkina Faso is experiencing recurring food crises and permanent food insecurity, and until 2018 the country faced a serious level…

Imposer le Paiement des Impôts: Une Bonne Partie des Burkinabè Réticents, Demandent L’équité / Imposing the Payment of Taxes: A Significant Part of Burkinabè are Reluctant to do so, and are Calling for Fairness.

Faced with economic difficulties due to a heavy external debt and the impact of recent security shocks, Burkina Faso must improve the mobilisation of its tax revenues. These are clearly lower than those of other countries in the West African Economi…

A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy

Since 2013, when France sent troops to stop a jihadist advance on Mali’s capital Bamako and kick militants out of the country’s north, outside powers have been working to stabilise the Sahel. Paris has led the strategy, which is multifaceted but hea…

Réordonner les Stratégies de Stabilisation du Sahel / A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy

Since 2013, when France sent troops to stop a jihadist advance on Mali’s capital Bamako and kick militants out of the country’s north, outside powers have been working to stabilise the Sahel. Paris has led the strategy, which is multifaceted but hea…

Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

Médiation Agropastorale au Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad) / Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

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