How Can Burundi Raise its Growth Rate? the Impact of Civil Conflicts and State Interventionon Burundi'S Growth Performance

Author/Editor:

Olivier Basdevant

Publication Date:

January 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Over the last thirty years Burundi's low economic growth has led to a significant decline in per capita GDP. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on supply-side constraints that prevented Burundi's economy from growing faster. Lack of investment, civil conflict, economic inefficiencies, state intervention in the economy, and regulatory restrictions explain a large part of the weak growth performance for the last thirty years.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/11

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871586/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009011

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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