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Burkina Faso : Poverty Trends and Profile, 2003-2009

AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL SECTOR ANNUAL GROWTH ANNUAL GROWTH RATE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME AVERAGE INCOME CHANGES IN POVERTY CONSUMER PRICE INDEX CONSUMER PRICES CONSUMPTION AGGREGATE CONSUMPTION BASKET CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE CORRELATES OF POVERTY COTTON PRODUCTION COUNTERFACTUAL DATA AVAILABILITY DATA SETS DEPENDENT VARIABLE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT GOALS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY DROUGHT ECONOMIC ACTIVITY EDUCATION LEVEL ERROR TERM ESTIMATION RESULTS EXCHANGE RATE EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA EXPLANATORY VARIABLES EXTREME POVERTY FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS FINANCIAL CRISIS FOOD BASKET FOOD EXPENDITURE FOOD ITEMS FOOD MARKETS FOOD NEEDS FOOD SECURITY FOOD SHARE GROWTH ELASTICITY GROWTH PERFORMANCE GROWTH RATE GROWTH RATES HEADCOUNT POVERTY HEALTH OUTCOMES HIGH GROWTH HIGH INEQUALITY HIGH POVERTY HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE HOUSEHOLD HEAD HOUSEHOLD HEAD AGE HOUSEHOLD HEADS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HOUSING HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT INCIDENCE OF POVERTY INCOME INCOME DISTRIBUTIONS INCOME GAP INCOME INEQUALITY INCOME POVERTY INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES INEQUALITY INEQUALITY LEVELS LACK OF EDUCATION LAGGING REGIONS LIFE EXPECTANCY LOW INFLATION MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT MARGINAL EFFECT MATERNAL MORTALITY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS NEGATIVE IMPACT NORMAL DISTRIBUTION 0 HYPOTHESIS PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA GROWTH PER CAPITA INCOME PER CAPITA INCOMES POLICY INTERVENTIONS POOR POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POVERTY CHANGE POVERTY COMPARISONS POVERTY ESTIMATES POVERTY GAP POVERTY INCIDENCE POVERTY INDEX POVERTY INDICATORS POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY LINE POVERTY LINES POVERTY MAP POVERTY MAPPING POVERTY OUTCOMES POVERTY PROFILE POVERTY PROFILES POVERTY RATE POVERTY RATES POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES POVERTY THRESHOLD PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY PRODUCTS PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC SECTOR REDUCTION IN POVERTY REGIONAL DIFFERENCES REGIONAL DISPARITIES REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION REGIONAL DIVERGENCE REGIONAL INCOME REGIONAL INEQUALITY RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL GAPS RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL POVERTY RURAL URBAN POVERTY SANITATION SCHOOLING SECONDARY SCHOOLING SIGNIFICANT EFFECT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION SUB-REGION TARGETING URBAN AREA URBAN AREAS WELFARE INDICATOR
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Washington, DC
Africa | Burkina Faso
2013-10-01T19:38:28Z | 2013-10-01T19:38:28Z | 2013-07-12

Burkina Faso's Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) of the 2000s, which were implemented as annually rolled-over Priority Action Programs, focused on four pillars: a) accelerating broad based growth; b) expanding access to social services for the poor; c) increasing employment and income-generating activities for the poor; and d) promoting good governance. Increased public expenditure and targeted social service provision also led to improved access to basic services. In the area of education, progress has been made in terms of school infrastructure. Over the period of 2003-2008, substantial expansion (around 40 percent) of both the number of schools and the number of classrooms was achieved. Controlling and treating epidemic diseases also had good results, thanks to prevention and public awareness efforts and improved hygiene. Meanwhile, the country has been through several exogenous shocks and crises likely to have affected the pattern of poverty outcomes. In the past two decades, Burkina Faso's income per capita growth has been positive and less volatile relative to the past. Recent growth trends appear to be anchored by a general recovery in the primary sector. Household consumption was just as volatile as income per capita in the 1980s, but recovered substantially after the country gained competitiveness in the latter half of the 1990s following devaluation. However, since then, consumption has exhibited much more volatility than output. Finally, most the social indicators show an improvement in Burkina Faso since the early 1980s. Burkina Faso has kept pace with the overall positive trends observed in Sub-Saharan Africa and low income countries.

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