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Burkina Faso - Country assistance strategy (English)

The objective of the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Burkina Faso is to support the Government's efforts to achieve sustained high growth rates, to reduce the high incidence of poverty, to improve the nutrition, health, and education of the rural population. This CAS: a) incorporates the results of intensive analytical work and discussions with the Burkinabe authorities on the causes of poverty and the challenges of higher, sustainable growth; b) focuses on the areas critical for the poor and on increasing their access to basic public service; c) addresses key cross-cutting issues of capacity building, gender, decentralization, and the environment; d) recommends a progressive shift from project support towards program support to further the strategic, efficient, and equitable use of public resources, regardless of source; and e) acknowledges that efficient use of International Development Association (IDA) administrative resources implies high sectoral selectivity. The proposed program will: (i) support policies and programs aimed at improving the supply side of the economy to allow for sustained, broad-based and export-oriented growth; (ii) improve public finance management to ensure that Government revenues are mobilized without distorting the modern sector of the economy, and (iii) ensure that the allocative process and the effectiveness of public spending will place special emphasis on social services.


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    Burkina Faso,

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    Burkina Faso - Country assistance strategy

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    Poverty reduction strategies; Macroeconomic stability; Macroeconomic planning; Lending strategy; Poverty mitigation; Country assistance strategy; Lessons learned; Partnership; Rural development; Rural education; Rural health; Rural poverty; Water supply; Public services; Capacity building; Gender inequality; Decentralization; Public resources; Sectoral assessment; Public finance; Public spending; Social services; Social sector; Public expenditures; Risks; Governance; HIV viruses; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Corruption; Economic policy; Decentralization; Regional economy; Private sector development; Export development; Employment generation; Judicial system; Environmental protection



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Burkina Faso - Country assistance strategy (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.