Burkina Faso : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 28, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper assesses the link between public investment and economic growth in Burkina Faso. It also evaluates Burkina Faso's external competitiveness by using a comparison of REER to its equilibrium levels and a survey-based assessment of overall competitiveness. The report attempts to quantify the impact of rainfall and terms-of-trade shocks on the Burkinabe economy and draws policy measures to lessen external shocks. The report assesses that industrial mining has become a source of foreign exchange and government revenue, which requires transparent management and accountability.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/169

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 28, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803952/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BFAEA2008002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

71

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