Blogs I Follow
- Key leader in the Burkina Faso tri-border area interviewed about… how to spend lots of money!
- Who would have thought in other countries there is also demand for protectionism? Ghana’s footwear manufacturing industry
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- Great quote from Teju Cole, “Every Day is for the Thief” about markets!
- A most disturbing finding about ethnicity in Kenya
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Category Archives: Economy
Choices, choices: Radio campaign to reduce rural child mortality or public transport infrastructure for Ouagadougou
Two items of note popped up this week. First, an economic analysis of the cost-effectiveness of a mass radio campaign to encourage women’s use of health centers. Very cost effective, apparently. The direct program cost was $7,749,128 and it apparently … Continue reading
Burkina Faso planned borrowing ($260 million): energy, agriculture, road in the east, and general budget support
From an article from Ecofin: Rosine Coulibaly, the Burkinabe minister of economy, has signed last Monday five financing agreements valued at CFA131 billion with technical and financial partners. These monies will be injected in the National Economic and Social Development … Continue reading
Striking secondary school teachers in Burkina Faso are not grading… students may have to repeat a year
Au Burkina Faso, les élèves ont manifesté dans plusieurs villes du pays pour exiger des évaluations. Depuis des semaines, les enseignants ont déposé leurs stylos en signe de protestation, leurs revendications n’ayant pas été satisfaites.Dans plusieurs régions du Burkina Faso, … Continue reading
It emerged during the court proceedings that the A-G had filed an affidavit in opposition to the bail application. It pleaded with the court not to grant bail because the activities of the five Chinese contravened the Minerals and Mining … Continue reading
$17m in new taxes on housing and imported vehicles, and raising taxes on beer and other beverages, and on lottery winnings. Il est attendu des mesures fiscales annoncées, qu’elles contribuent à l’augmentation des recettes fiscales. Globalement elles devraient contribuer à … Continue reading
The prices of donkey skins have soared. Nobody is quite sure. But China seems to be the destination for the skins. A tulip market? Increased real as opposed to speculative demand? Aéroport international de Ouagadougou, début février 2016. Des dizaines … Continue reading
Vincent Bonnecase at CNRS reflects on the upcoming elections and transition to democracy in Burkina Faso. Lots of interesting thoughts, but at the end I find a kind of reflexive “blame it all on structural adjustment” at the heart of … Continue reading