Burkina Faso : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 22, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper examines the impact of scaled-up public investment in Burkina Faso. The results suggest that “big-push” investment efforts, while designed to accelerate growth, are likely to run up against significant absorption-capacity constraints. These constraints will diminish the efficiency of investment spending and result in lower public capital accumulation and productivity growth than under a more measured approach. The empirical evidence from the experience of many countries also suggests that the results of aggressive scaling-up initiatives are mixed.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/391

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in French

English

Publication Date:

December 22, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475562590/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BFAEA2016003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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