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How Can Burundi Raise its Growth Rate? the Impact of Civil Conflicts and State Interventionon Burundi'S Growth Performance, Olivier Basdevant

Over the last thirty years Burundi's low economic growth has led to a significant decline in per capita GDP. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on supply-side constraints that prevented Burundi's economy from growing faster. Lack of investment, civil conflict, economic inefficiencies, state intervention in the economy, and regulatory restrictions explain a large part of the weak growth performance for the last thirty years
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; 1. Doing Business, 2007-08; II. The Continued Decline in GDP per Capita; 1. A History Marked by a Decline of Real GDP per Capita, 1970-2007; Tables; 2. Average Growth Rates; 2. The Three Growth Periods in Burundi, 1970-2007; 3. Growth and Investment in Burundi and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 1970-2007; 4. ICOR in Burundi and SSA, 1970-2007; Boxes; 1. Energy; 5. Top 10 Constraints on Firm Investment in Burundi, 2006; 2. Coffee Sector; Figures; 3. Coffee Prices; 4. Coffee Production; III. Estimating the Capacity Constraint with a Production Function
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