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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in the south in Sahara Desert, sharing borders with six countries. It is expected to play an important role for keeping the peace and stability of the West Africa as well as promoting integration of regional economy. On the other hand, Burkina Faso is still one of the poorest countries in the world with low GNI per capita of 790 US dollars in 2020 (World Bank) compared with the average of countries in sub-Sahara Africa in the same year (1,478 US dollars in 2020, World Bank). In severe natural environment, about 80 percent of its labor force is engaged in the primary industries of agriculture and livestock, and the Government of Burkina Faso aims to accelerate the economic growth through agriculture development and the enhancement of human resource. JICA's support to Burkina Faso is primarily focused on 1) promoting the sustainable economic growth through agriculture development, 2) improving the quality of education, and 3) supporting the integration of regional economy.

Office Information
JICA Burkina Faso Office
Immeuble TASSEMBEDO Harouna, 2ème Etage
Situé à la Zone ZACA, à l'intersection de la rue de la grande Mosquée et de la rue de l'intégrité
Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO
(01 B.P. 1484, Ouagadougou 01 Burkina Faso)
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What's New

March 20, 2023 The lesson study, a continuing education opportunity for Burkinabe teachers
February 17, 2023 The PReCaRI has a project's document
February 8, 2023 The first meeting of the Technical Committee for Guidance and Monitoring (CTOS) of the Project for the Improvement of the Quality of Education through the Strengthening of the Community School Collaboration (PAQER CEC) for the year 2023 was held on 1st February 2023 in Ouagadougou
November 11, 2022 Pilot project in the north-central province to effectively utilize low-lying wetlands to increase food production
November 8, 2022 The nutrition improvement support project finally enters the implementation phase

News & Features

July 28, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with UNICEF for Burkina Faso: Supporting the improvement of education access and quality through the construction of lower-secondary schools
August 6, 2021 Signing of Grant Agreement with International Organization for Migration (IOM):Contributing to more effective preparedness and response to potential public health crises through procurement of public health equipment and infrastructure in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo
June 1, 2021 The evolving “School for All” project: Expanding to 53,000 schools in eight African countries, promoting children’s learning, school lunches, and hand washing awareness
March 4, 2021 Signing of Grant Agreement with UNICEF for Burkina Faso: Supporting improvement of education access and quality through the construction of lower-secondary schools
December 6, 2019 The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded to development economists: How JICA utilizes their evidence and methodologies

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