Burkina Faso : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

January 25, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The number of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso has increased, but the government’s contribution remains in line with earlier estimates. Growth for 2012 has been revised upward to 8 percent. The overall fiscal deficit is significantly lower than anticipated. The current account is expected to improve next year. There is significant improvement in revenue collection. The authorities are stepping up efforts to improve resilience to shocks. Efforts are under way to improve debt management capacity. The mining taxation regime needs to rebalance the interests of investors.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/26

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in French

English

Publication Date:

January 25, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475585278/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BFAEA2013001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

52

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