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Burkina Faso :, Selected Issues

Abstract
This Selected Issues paper on Burkina Faso focuses on the growth prospects of the country. Growth has become more robust and more resilient to chocks, resulting in the economy growing faster than regional standards. However, the perception within the country is that the population has not really benefited from this strong performance and that growth was not inclusive. Indicators show that results are mitigated. The improvements can be attributed to the authorities’ numerous measures on the matter but there are still some identified constraints that must be resolved in order to truly tackle the problem of poverty in the country. The level of the authorities’ poverty line has more than tripled over that period. Despite rapid demographic growth, World Development Indicators show notable improvements in living conditions in the country. The progress in poverty reduction and growth inclusiveness has been supported by numerous measures and projects undertaken by the Burkinabè authorities. The strategy for accelerated growth and durable development is a framework of measures aiming at reducing poverty while insuring economic stability
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN BURKINA FASO; A. Growth in Burkina Faso; B. Inclusiveness of Growth in Burkina Faso; TABLE; 1. Selected Indicators, 1994-2009; C. Social Indicators; FIGURES; 1. Human Development Indicators and Public Expenditure, 2005-12; D. Measures to Make Growth More Inclusive; E. Constraints to Inclusive Growth; BOX; 1. Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Durable Development; 2. Business Environment and Governance; REFERENCES; AN OVERVIEW OF THE COTTON SECTOR IN BURKINA FASO; FIGURES; 1. Cotton Production; A. History; BOXES; 1. Reforms and Productivity
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (36 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781498376853

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