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We want to assist you Invest in Burkina Faso, get Business Opportunities in Burkina Faso as well as to search for and connect with leading Companies in Burkina Faso. We also provide a list of key Government trade advisors who assist you with doing business in Burkina Faso and other relevant business information on Burkina Faso. Specifically we offer three digital portals that are FREE to use and will be of interest to you…..You can join our Africa Business Community FREE so we can promote your company here. After that if you have a specific investment or business proposition add it to the Africa Business Opportunities Dashboard FREE. Want investment, or to find a business partner, are you selling real estate etc, do you have goods, products or services you want to promote? If so our Africa Business Opportunities Dashboard is for you. View some of the business opportunities uploaded by our Africa Business Community here. Fast growing, more established Burkina Faso companies with experienced management teams looking for investment can add themselves to our closed AFSIC African Investments Dashboard – after you have uploaded information about your investment opportunity we can send it directly into the inbox of many of Africa’s most important investors. To benefit from any of these options join our Africa Business Community today FREE !

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Country overview: Burkina Faso is located in West Africa. It is landlocked sharing borders with six countries (Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Niger and Benin). It gained independence from France on 5 August 1960. Its capital is Ouagadougou and has 13 Administrative regions. It is a multiparty presidential republic with the President sitting as both the Head of State and government. It runs a unicameral national assembly as the legislative arm of the government. The official language is French but other popular local languages of the Sudanic family is common. Islam is the predominant religion along with other religions (Christianity and traditional religion). The legal system is modelled after French civil law and some customary law. It has an area size of 0.27 million sq km. Burkina Faso belongs to West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), which require the country to maintain regulated tariff structure. Goods produced in the Union are exempt from import tax.

Demographic Information: Burkina Faso has an estimated population of 20.84 million comprising mostly of younger population (less than 25 years) which makes up about 63.9% of the population, those in the age bracket of 25-64 years makes up of  about 32.9% of the population and above 65 years age group makes up of about 3.2% of the population. Average population density is estimated at 74 inhabitants/km2. In terms of human development indicators, it has a life expectancy of 64.5 years (Women) and 60.9 years (Men). It achieved universal primary education with a 96.1% Primary enrolment rate in 2018 and overall literacy level of 41.2% as at 2018.

Broad Economic Overview: Burkina Faso’s economy is heavily reliant on natural resources and agriculture. Agriculture makes up almost 30% of the country’s GDP. It is Africa’s 4th largest producer of gold and Africa’s leading Cotton producer. The Burkina Faso economy is resilient having survived a series of political instability following its independence.  It has achieved a robust GDP growth in the past 5 years having grown 5.3% (5yr compound growth) over the period. About 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence farming, and cotton is the principal cash crop.  Other cash crops are groundnuts, shea nuts, sesame, pearl millet, sorghum, maize, and rice. The country’s Industrial sector is dominated by State-owned enterprises which contributed to 19.5% of GDP in 2018. Its currency is the CFA franc which is pegged to the euro and has maintained a stable inflation rate over the past years.  Main exports include Cotton, Gold and Livestock. Major imports include petroleum product, foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Investment Opportunities: Burkina Faso’s economy is hampered by its faulty infrastructure, including electrical infrastructure. Recently, the country alongside Mali and Ivory Coast launched joint special economic zones in the regions of Sikasso, Bobo-Dioulasso and Korhogo. Burkina Faso encourages investment by offering various tax and legal incentives. It established public-private partnerships framework and created a deposit institution that provides financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. It’s National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) highlighted Agriculture (crop production and breeding), mining, real estate development, renewable energies including solar photovoltaic as some of the promising sectors for investment.

NameJob TitleCompany NameBusiness service ProvidedContact

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NameJob TitleCompany NameBusiness service ProvidedContact
Albert OuedraogoMDTeguin Consulting & FinanceInvestor - Corporate
Albert OuedraogoManaging DirectorTCFBanking Services;NGO;Financial Services;Consultant - General;Consultant - ESG;Government Official;Business Intelligence;Public Relations or Investment Relations or Communications;Development Finance Institution;Business Accelerator or Incubator
Christian TOECEO / Solution AchitectLaafi Concepts SASOther
Erik LindamoodSales DirectorBarksanemOther
fabrice de gaudemarcofounder and CEOQotto SASOther
Roland Olivier ZIDAFounder & Managing DirectorBEGIMINEConsultant - General
ZIO SAVADOGO AICHAInvestment ManagerSinergi BurkinaNA

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