Burkina Faso Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development 2011-2015

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January 2011
Burkina Faso
Document Type: 
Sustainable Development Plan
Government Entity: 
Burkina Faso Ministry of Economy and Finance
Coverage Date: 
2011 to 2015

Burkina Faso Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development is the continuation of the reforms undertaken since the adoption of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in 2000. It is aimed at accelerating growth and promoting sustainable development, especially the building of modern and cohesive society.  The choice of this new development strategy approach has been dictated by the government's will to consolidate significant gains over the past ten years in the political, economic and social domains. This document is considered instrumental for the smooth operation of Burkina 2025.

Four strategic axes have been identified for growth and sustainable development. The first axis, which focuses on the development of the pillars of accelerated growth, defines a model of accelerated growth based on the priority areas of development, infrastructure, and institutions to support the generation of wealth, without losing sight of the need for integration in the sub-regional and regional economy. The second axis, which concerns the establishment of human capital and social protection, focuses on increasing income and employment, technical and vocational training, and generally, on access by the population to basic social services (education, health, drinking water, etc. ). The third axis focuses on strengthening the economic, political, and administrative dimensions of governance and the improvement of local governance. The fourth axis deals with the need to take into account gender, population, environment, and planning and capacity building issues such as cross-cutting priorities in development. Implementation strategies have been also included in this report along with the financial and natural conditions risks. Risks linked to low adherence by actors and due to the international and regional economic situation have also been presented.