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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…

Violent Extremism in Africa: Citizen Perspectives from the Sahel Epicenter and Periphery

The Sahel is one of Africa’s most fragile regions and suffers from multiple longstanding and overlapping challenges, including entrenched poverty, underdevelopment, climate risks, and food insecurity. These chronic vulnerabilities have been exacerba…

Credit Constraints, Agricultural Productivity and Household Welfare in Burkina Faso: A Gender-based Perspective

In this paper, we investigate how different types of credit constraints affect male and female farmers’ household welfare. Because credit constraints are endogenous and their effects are expected to depend on farmers’ characteristics, we specify an …

Faciliter L’accès au Crédit Agricole pour L’autonomisation des Femmes au Burkina Faso / Facilitating Access to Agricultural Credit for the Empowerment of Women in Burkina Faso

According to PEP researchers' analysis, the most effective option to promote women's access to agricultural credit in Burkina Faso would be to set up a guarantee fund, with a 60% gender quota in favour of women, and a financial education programme -…

The Impact of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Burkina Faso

Based on a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, the study examines the impact of land degradation on agricultural production and food security using three policy approaches: irrigation schemes, subsidies for agricultural inputs and equipment,…

Modes of Access to Land, and Gender-related Productivity Gap in Burkina Faso

This study analyses the sources of gender-related productivity gap, and measures the impact of land access patterns on the productivity gap in Burkina Faso. The data used in this research are drawn from the latest available study on living standards…

Modes of Access to Land and Gender-Related Productivity Gap in Burkina Faso – Policy Brief

This study analyses the sources of gender-related productivity gap and measures the impact of land access patterns on the productivity gap in Burkina Faso. The data used in this research are drawn from the latest available study on the measurement o…

The Impact of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Burkina Faso - Policy Brief

Based on a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, the study examines the impact of land degradation on agricultural production and food security using three policy approaches: irrigation schemes, subsidies for agricultural inputs and equipment,…

Justice on Trial: Courts and Commissions in West Africa

This edition of West Africa Insight looks at the ways in which justice is being sought, and delivered, in Nigeria, Burkina Faso and The Gambia. In Burkina Faso, Sampala Balima reflects on the September verdict handed down against the 2015 military …

Prospects for the G5 Sahel Countries to 2040

The G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – are confronted with multiple challenges. This report uses the International Futures forecasting system to analyse the likely development trajectory of these five countries to …

Etude Exploratoire sur la Prévention et L'élimination des Violences Basées sur le Genre au Burkina Faso: Les Regions des Cascades, du Centre Nord, du Nord, du Plateau Central et des Hauts Bassins

[Translated English title: Exploratory Study on the Prevention and Elimination of Gender-Based Violence in Burkina Faso: the Cascades, Center Nord, Nord, Plateau Central and Hauts Bassins Regions] This study concerns five regions, where gender based…

Violent Extremism, Organised Crime and Local Conflicts in Liptako-Gourma

This report analyses the links between violent extremism, illicit activities and local conflicts in the Liptako-Gourma region. Addressing regional instability in the long term requires empirical data that helps explain the local dynamics that fuel i…

Burkina Faso: Conflict Insight

Considered as a model of stability for at least two decades in a region destabilised by crises (Liberia and Sierra Leone from the late 1980s to the early 2000s, Côte d’Ivoire 2002-2011 and Mali since 2012), Burkina Faso was shaken in 2014 by popular…

Burkina Faso: Stopping the Spiral of Violence

The deterioration of the security situation in Burkina Faso is extremely worrying. While authorities are gradually losing their control over certain rural areas, jihadist type insurgencies are spreading into them and could even, in the long term, tu…

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