Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 Arabic Gum Export Strategy (Stratégie Sectorielle pour la Gomme Arabique au Burkina Faso)

The Arabic Gum Sector Export Strategy underlines the potential role of arabic... The Arabic Gum Sector Export Strategy underlines the potential role of arabic gum exports in reducing poverty in rural areas in Burkina Faso and in diversifying production so as to increase the volumes of NWFPs. The strategy analyses the entire value chain of the arabic gum industry and provides recommendations in order to make the production process more efficient, competitive and profitable. It identifies the main weaknesses and strengths of the sector and it outlines a detailed action plan for the 2011-2016 period. The strategy envisages the sustainable development of the entire arabic gum value chain, so as to create an integrated and highly professionalized industry able to place Burkina Faso among the main exporters worldwide. To achieve this goal, five main strategic objectives are pursued: 1) improve and ensure the productive potential of the arabic gum industry in Burkina Faso; 2) improve the organization of actors involved in the value chain; 3) increase production and improve quality; 4) improve access to finance across the arabic gum industry; 5) improve domestic and international commercialization of the arabic gum.

Arabic Gum Arabic Gum

2011 ECOWAS Mango Export Strategy

The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States... The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) aims to support the country members in increasing their exports of targeted products and improving competitiveness through the development of the value chain across the region. The strategy outlines strenghts and weaknesses of the sector and sets precise goals in relation to production increases, quality improvements and value addition. Five interventions have been prioritized in the short-term: 1) Intensification of disease management and control; 2) expansion of commercial orchards; 3) increase agro-industrial processing capacity; 4) improvement of post-harvest techniques and practice; and 5) quality, certification and capacity building. Additionally, key cross cutting issues will also be addresses, such as access to finance, integration of regional transportation, establishment of public private platforms of value chain stakeholders.

Mango Mango

2010 Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de développement durable

The document provides a detailed analysis of the current situation of Burkina... The document provides a detailed analysis of the current situation of Burkina Faso, focusing on economic, social, environmental and political issues. Hence, it outlines the main challenges for economic development in the next ten years and the kex determinants of growth. Finally, the strategy envisages the achievement of long-term, sustainable economic and social development by 2025. In order to pursue this vision, the strategy aims to achieve strong and sustained economic growth, capable of generating income and improving people's quality of life, and aligned with the basic principles ensuring long-term sustainable development. The strategy rotates around four axes: 1) promoting economic clusters for growth and reducing the vulnerability of the economy; 2) developing economic infrastructure; 3) investing in human capital; and 4) strengthening the framework of sustainable development.

2010 Stratégie Nationale de Promotion des Exportations (SNE)

The document provides an overview of the trade performance of Burkina Faso... The document provides an overview of the trade performance of Burkina Faso since 2004, both at a regional and at an international level. The strategy identifies specific sectors with higher export potential, and it analyses their value-chain, providing recommendations for further development. The strategy also deals with issues involving transport, logistics and trade facilitation, focusing on particular communication corridors with neighboring countries. Finally, some preliminary conditions for export success are addressed, such as quality management, investment protection, factors of production, capacity building.

Hides and Skins, Livestock, Mango, Meat, Onion, Sesame, Shea Hides and Skins, Livestock, Mango, Meat, Onion, Sesame, Shea

2010 UEMOA Cotton and Textile Strategy

The strategy aims to increase exports and productivity of the cotton sector... The strategy aims to increase exports and productivity of the cotton sector in the UEMOA countries. The five main strategic objective are: 1) increasing productivity; 2) improving quality of product; 3) promoting the sales of UEMOA cotton products within the region and abroad; 4) promoting the transformation and update of the production chain; 5) promoting the development of the cotton-seed value chain. The document provides a detailed analysis of the cotton value chain in the UEMOA countries, and it outlines the future prospects of the world cotton market. In addition, it sets a precise framework for the implementation of the strategy.

Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2010 UNDAF Burkina Faso 2011 - 2015

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with Burkina Faso's... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with Burkina Faso's national policies and with the Millennium Development Goals. It frames the intervention of the United Nations in the country around three main expected outcomes: 1) accelerated, long-term, pro-poor economic growth; 2) improved human capital to ensure sustained development; 3) improved political, administrative and economic governance, respectful of human rights and gender equality.

2007 The Challenge of Export Diversification for a Landlocked Country

The study analyses Burkina Faso's recent economic context, concentrating on the steady... The study analyses Burkina Faso's recent economic context, concentrating on the steady growth achieved by the country in the last decade, notwithstanding poor trade and export performance. Hence, the strategy advocates for an improvement in the trade performance of the country, and it lists strategic sector and cross-sector issues to be addressed in order to achieve this objective. In particular, the study focuses on improving business environment, transports, trade facilitation, and custom procedures; and it pursues an enhancement of national trade policy and institutions.

Black-Eyed Pea, Cereals, Copper, Cotton, Fruits, Gold, Hides and Skins, Livestock, Oilseeds, Textile Industry, Vegetable Oil, Vegetables, Zinc Black-Eyed Pea, Cereals, Copper, Cotton, Fruits, Gold, Hides and Skins, Livestock, Oilseeds, Textile Industry, Vegetable Oil, Vegetables, Zinc

2005 Burkina Faso 2025

The study provides an overview of the past and current context of... The study provides an overview of the past and current context of Burkina Faso's society, and outlines main strategies to be carried out in the future in order to increase the country's solidarity, foster progress and justice, and achieve a more important role in the international arena. It identifies four main themes bearing major effects on future development, namely: 1) changes in the geopolitical context; 2) new governance foundations; 3) cultural coexistence and opening; 4) the sources and the outcomes of progress. Based on these themes, the study envisages the creation of a nation characterised by solidarity, progress and justice, with a consolidated and respected position on the international scene.

2004 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Burkina Faso 2004-2006

The document provides an overview of the main aspects and causes of... The document provides an overview of the main aspects and causes of poverty in Burkina Faso, and of the economic performance of the country since 2000. It sets strategic national priorities for development and it outlines a strategy based upon four key pillars: 1) accelerating broad-based growth; 2) promoting access to basic social services by the poort; 3) equitably increasing employiment and income-generating activities for the poor; 4) promoting good governance.

Cereals, Cotton, Fisheries, Forestry, Fruits, Gold, Livestock, Oilseeds, Tourism, Vegetables, Zinc Cereals, Cotton, Fisheries, Forestry, Fruits, Gold, Livestock, Oilseeds, Tourism, Vegetables, Zinc