• Population 11,175,378
  • Area (km2) 27,830
  • GDP per capita (USD) 271.75
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 0.6

Burundi’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Burundi’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention must be given to lowering the existing restrictions on FDI in the country.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and discrimination between domestic and foreign investors.
  • 46%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 48%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 44%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Burundi has a moderate performance on all the EIRA indicators. The highest-scoring indicator is management of decision-making processes at 57, followed by rule of law at 56. On foresight of policy and regulatory change, it has a score of 51 while regulatory environment and investment conditions stands at 43.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Burundi’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is institutional governance at 75. On the sub-indicator management and settlement of investor-State disputes, it has scored 70, followed by regulatory effectiveness at 56. Its score on robustness of policy goals and commitments is 54. Its score is 47 on the sub-indicator communication of vision and policies and 42 on respect for property rights. It has a score of 39 on the sub-indicator transparency. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is restrictions on FDI at 30.