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Projected % Change
   2015  2016
Real GDP 5 6
Consumer Prices 0.7 1.8
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2015)
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Burkina Faso and the IMF
Updated October 23, 2015

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IMF Survey Online
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
June 26, 2015 -- Podcast : Keeping the Glass Full in Burkina Faso
The IMF recently published a study on the world’s water resource management challenges. Co-author Laure Redifer says Burkina Faso is an example of how efficient water resource management can improve a country’s economic prospects.
October 21, 2014 -- IMF Survey : New Revenues Can Offset Africa’s Rising Income Inequality
Combating rising income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa will require a pragmatic, multipronged approach to uncover new sources of revenue while also enabling critical investments in human capital, participants agree at a seminar in Washington, D.C.
February 11, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Social Safety Nets Key to Helping Poorest in Burkina Faso
The IMF is working with Burkina Faso to develop targeted welfare programs aimed at identifying and helping the poorest, but these programs remain a work-in-progress for a country dealing with chronic poverty and an influx of refugees from neighboring Mali.
April 22, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Better Business Climate Can Soften Crisis Impact on Africa
African countries are focusing on improving their business climates to soften the impact on their economies of the crisis in the euro zone, African finance ministers tell reporters in Washington, adding that faster domestic policy reforms will encourage foreign investment in the continent.