IMF Reports for Burkina Faso 2012
Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion by an IMF Staff Mission to Burkina Faso
Country Report No. 12/123: Burkina Faso: Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development 2011–2015
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burkina Faso and Approves US$46.1 Million Disbursement
Country’s Policy Intentions Documents — Burkina Faso: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 7, 2011
Country Report No. 12/159: Burkina Faso: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Augmentation of Access – Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso.
Country Report No. 12/158: Burkina Faso: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and the Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility – Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso
Country’s Policy Intentions Documents — Burkina Faso: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 24, 2012
Press Release: IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Burkina Faso
Press Release: IMF Board Completes Fifth Review Under Burkina Faso’s Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Approves US$ 28.4 Million Disbursement
All info collated from imf.org
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in west Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2010, its population was estimated at just under 15.75 million.
Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed “Burkina Faso” on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara, using a word from each of the country’s two major native languages, Mòoré and Dioula. Figuratively, “Burkina”, from Mòoré, may be translated as “men of integrity”, while “Faso” means “fatherland” in Dioula. “Burkino Faso” is thus meant to be understood as “Land of upright people” or “Land of honest people”. Inhabitants of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabè (pron.: /bərˈkiːnəbeɪ/ bər-kee-nə-bay).
Between 14,000 and 5000 BCE, Burkina Faso was populated by hunter-gatherers in the country’s northwestern region. Farm settlements appeared between 3600 and 2600 BCE. What is now central Burkina Faso was principally composed of Mossi kingdoms. These Mossi Kingdoms became a French protectorate in 1896. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes until arriving at its current form, a semi-presidential republic. The president is Blaise Compaoré.
Burkina Faso is a member of the African Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, La Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperationand Economic Community of West African States.
From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north—plus internationally recognized film, jazz, hip hop, and craft festivals—landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, has something to offer everyone.
- Burkina Faso: portraits of poverty and hope, by Olivier Kugler(guardian.co.uk)
- BURKINA FASO-NIGER: Aid agencies tighten security(irinnews.org)