Global Jobs Pact Country Profile: Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the crisis was an opportunity to boost employment and economic progress by strengthening social dialogue, regional integration and by increasing the production capacity, including the processing of raw materials.

Burkina saw a rapid decrease in GDP growth to 3% in 2009 against 5% in 2008 and a growing fiscal deficit. Drawing on the Pact, the country has revised its labour system, priority being given to a basic social security floor including plans for the introduction of a health insurance scheme.

For more information on the job crisis and recovery in Burkina Faso, please visit the ILO Job Crisis Observatory.