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Burkina Faso

Country overview

Macro-economic and population profile[1]

GDP per capita (USD) (2016) 627.1
Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %) (2016) 6.3%
Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) (2016) 31%
Industry value added (% of GDP) (2016) 26%
Services value added (% of GDP) (2016) 43%
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (Balance of Payments, current USD) (millions) (2016) 390
Country population (2016) 19.2 million
Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population) (2016) 40.1%
Urban population growth (annual %) (2016) 5.7%
World Bank ease of doing business ranking (out of 190 countries)[2] 148

Malaria burden and funding profile[3]

Estimated number of malaria cases (2016) 7,890,000
Malaria incidence/1,000 population at risk (2015) 389.2
Key national malaria control targets Reduce malaria incidence and death rate by 40 % by 2020 from 2015 levels
Total need (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020) (USD) 240,487,947
Total committed (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020) (USD) 204,884,449
Total gap in funding (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020)(USD)


Sources of financing for malaria:


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Overview of country economy and private sector landscape

A former French colony, Burkina Faso gained independence (as Upper Volta) in 1960. Burkina Faso has significant reserves of gold and is the fourth largest gold-producing country in Africa, but the country has faced domestic and external concern over the instability of its economy and human rights.

Burkina Faso’s economy is currently heavily reliant on agriculture, with close to 80 percent of the active population employed in the sector.[4] Cotton is the country’s most important cash crop, while gold exports have gained importance in recent years. The opening up of new industrial mines, a rebound in gold and cotton prices and rising grain production have boosted economic growth in the country since 2016.

There is little publicly available data with which to provide an insightful picture of the scope of the private sector in Burkina Faso, or its engagement in malaria or health more broadly.

[1] Sources: World Bank Development Indicators, accessed at: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/embed-int/CountryProfile/id/b450fd57 on 17th June 2018; and World Bank Doing Business Reports, accessed at http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports on 17th June 2018.

[2] A ranking of 1 would equate to the highest ease of doing business, with a regulatory environment conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

[3] Sources: World Malaria Report 2017, accessed at http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/world-malaria-report-2017/en/ on 5th June 2018; and Roll Back Malaria Funding Gap Analysis 2017, accessed at on https://rollbackmalaria.com/news/gap-analysis-shows-us10-billion-is-required-by-2020-to-fully-implement-national-malaria-plans-in-35-countries/ on 5th June 2018.

[4] The World Bank in Burkina Faso. Accessed at http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/burkinafaso/overview on June 7th 2018.