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Burkina Faso

Official name: 

Burkina Faso

UN group: 
Least developed countries
Landlocked developing countries
Country income: 
Low-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Burkina Faso (2012)

Energy profile
  • Universal Access to Electricity in Burkina Faso: Scaling-up Renewable Energy Technologies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    This journal article published in Environmental Research Letters describes the status quo of the power sector in Burkina Faso—and its limitations—and it develops a new methodology that through spatial analysis processes with the aim to provide a possible pathway for universal electricity access. Following the SE4All initiative approach, it recommends the more extensive use of distributed renewable energy systems to increase access to electricity on an accelerated timeline.

  • INDC of Burkina Faso

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Burkina Faso’s commitment comes about through three scenarios. A first scenario, Unconditional (annex 1), the objective of which is to reduce GHG emissions by 7,808 Gg per year in 2030, i.e. 6(.6)% when compared to BaU, for ongoing investments of US $1.25 billion. A Hybrid Conditional scenario (annex 1), which aims to reduce GHG emissions by 11.6%, which corresponds to 13,766 Gg per year in 2030, for investments of US $756,032,667.

  • The Energy Situation in Goudoubo Refugee Camp, Burkino Faso

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2016

    This paper, one of a series developed by the MEI consortium partners, has been written and edited by Practical Action Consulting, with copy-editing and production support from Chatham House. Its purpose is to present the results from a field study carried out in 2015 on the energy situation in the Goudoubo refugee camp in Burkina Faso. The paper is a summary of the survey report.

  • The urban-rural water interface: a preliminary study in Burkina Faso

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 January 2015
    Objective: 

    Decisions on water allocation and infrastructure lie at the heart of development planning in semi-arid lands. On paper, the laws and policies of Burkina Faso accord equal entitlement to drinking water for the residents of cities and the residents of small towns and villages.

    In practice, Ouagadougou’s status as economic and administrative capital gives it much greater power to plan for and mobilise investment for its own water supplies. The Ziga project (in two phases) has been designed to secure bulk water supply for Ouagadougou until 2030.

  • Effect of meteorological factors on clinical malaria risk among children: an assessment using village-based meteorological stations and community-based parasitological survey

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 1 January 2007
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    This paper, published in BMC public health, examines the effects of meteorological factors (temperature, relative humidity and rainfall) on the incidence of clinical malaria. It uses data collected from over 670 children in urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso. The paper finds that all of the meteorological factors investigated affect the incidence of malaria among children under five, and that mean temperature alone is the strongest predictor of clinical malaria. The relationship with clinical malaria is bell-shaped such that the risk was lowest at low and high temperatures.

  • Agricultural Water management technology expansion and impact on crop yields in northern Burkina Faso (1980-2010): a review

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 June 2014
    Objective: 

    Exploring the links between adoption of agricultural water management interventions and livelihoods in northern Burkina Faso

  • FIP - DECENTRALIZED FOREST AND WOODLAND MANAGEMENT PROJECT

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 23 January 2014
    Sectors: 

    The objective of the Decentralized Forest and Woodland Management Project for Burkina Faso is to promote national development policies and support the definition and implementation of community-based natural resource management processes in thirty-two, mostly rural, communes, to strengthen sustainable local development practices and contribute to reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and woodland degradation.

  • Burkina Faso - Additional Financing Electricity Sector Support Project

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 13 June 2014

    The proposed additional financing for Burkina Faso would enhance the impact of the Electricity Sector Support Project (ESSP). More specifically, the additional financing would finance the scaling up of the access component of the ESSP by expanding electricity access in rural communities through least-cost measures including grid extension, installation of hybrid mini-grid, solar home systems and multifunctional platforms for households, schools, health centers, and other productive activities.

  • National Adaptation Programme of Action: Burkina Faso

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 11 January 2007
    Objective: 

    Burkina Faso"s location in the Sahel region of West Africa, makes it particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate variability and change. It has a very weak economy, mainly based on agriculture. 46.4% of Burkina Faso"s population lives below the poverty line, justifying its eligibility to create a National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA). Through the creations of its NAPA, Burkina Faso identified vulnerable key sectors and vulnerable populations.

  • Supplemental Irrigation for Dry-Spell Mitigation of Rainfed Agriculture in the Sahel

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 6 June 2003
    Objective: 

    This paper presents field results from three rainy seasons (1998-2000), receiving a cumulative seasonal rainfall ranging from 418 to 667 mm. Supplemental irrigation ranging from 60 to 90 mm per season was applied based on actual occurrence of dry-spell induced crop water stress. Results are presented on the effects on Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.)) yields under supplemental irrigation and soil nutrient application in an on-farm experiment in northern Burkina Faso. The focus is on dry-spell bridging and water and nutrient interactions on biomass productivity.

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