BURKINA FASO

JOINED PAGE IN 2014

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Context

Burkina Faso has one of the lowest carbon emissions and the lowest ecological footprint in the Sub-Saharan African region. Real GDP growth in the country was estimated at 6.7% in 2017, up from 5.9% in 2016, and the economy is projected to grow even further at 6.6% in 2018.    However, persistent challenges face the country in the form of its limited natural resources, high levels of poverty (around 40% of the population lives below the poverty line), and inadequate national productive system, for instance, its heavy reliance on agriculture. The socio-economic conditions of close to 70 per cent of the country’s population, whose livelihood depends on agriculture, engage in unsustainable production practices for subsistence and income-generating activities.

In the face of these challenges, the Government of Burkina Faso has taken several national initiatives that ascertain the country’s commitment to sustainable development. It was one of the first countries to adopt a National Adaptation Plan. Fighting climate change is a high-ranking goal for Burkina Faso. The country is also committed to a transition to an inclusive economy and achieving sustainable economic growth.

PAGE was requested to support the development of a National Green Economy Strategy which serves as the backbone of the country’s transition to a green economy and contribute to Burkina Faso’s National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES 2016-2020). Several macroeconomic and sectoral assessments were conducted to inform this Strategy, including the Green Economy Assessment which identifies sectors for green investments.

Burkina Faso has created a model for joint delivery of advisory services by different UN initiatives by bringing together PAGE, the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI), and SWITCH Africa Green into one coherent work programme aimed at greening of economy. This model is now being replicated in other PAGE countries.

PAGE activities in Burkina Faso are contributing towards the achievement of SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Sustainable consumption and production), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

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PAGE'S WORK IN BURKINA FASO

PROGRESS 2016                    |                    PROGRESS 2017

Burkina FasoOctober 2018 - Through UNIDO, PAGE supported a study on the greening of the industrial policy in Burkina Faso. The findings of that study were integrated into the National Industrial Strategy that has been just validated 24 of September during a workshop in which UNIDO participated. Next step should be the formal adoption of the Strategy by the Government.

PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR DESIGN AND ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GREEN ECONOMY AND ITS ACTION PLAN

SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO GREEN SECTORAL POLICIES

BUILDING INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY ON INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY