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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country with an economy that remains strongly dependent on cotton exports. The World Bank's active operations are in education, environment and natural resource management, urban and rural development, health, transportation and agriculture.

17.0 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Poverty Ratio
45.1 %
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 17
Proposed Bank projects 4
Start of Bank partnership May 1963
Total Bank Investment $2,621 (billions)

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Country Data
year 2011
79% in 2011
primary school enrollment (% gross)
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Growing Through Cotton Exports

Despite the challenges, Burkina Faso has accelerated economic growth since 1994.
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Nov 18, 2012New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century (Press Release)
Nov 16, 2012OPED: Development Aid in a Changing World (Commentary)
Nov 14, 2012World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, to Visit Burkina Faso (Press Release)

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