Burkina Faso

  • Population 19,193,284
  • Area (km2) 274,220
  • GDP per capita (USD) 642.04
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) N/A
Download burkina faso's eira 2019 profile

Burkina Faso’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Burkina Faso has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is some potential for improvement. Attention should be given to increasing the robustness of its policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Among the three EIRA risk areas, breach of State obligations is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors.

  • 33%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 38%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 28%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Burkina Faso has a good performance on three of the EIRA indicators, and a moderate performance on one indicator. Rule of law is the highest-scoring indicator with 73 points, followed by management of decision-making processes at 66. On foresight of policy and regulatory change, it has received 62 points, while regulatory environment and investment conditions is at 47.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Burkina Faso’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. On communication of vision and policies, it has received 83 points. A good score has been obtained on respect for property rights (75) and management and settlement of investor-State disputes (70). Institutional governance and transparency stand at 69 and 64, respectively. Performance on restrictions on FDI is at 50, and regulatory effectiveness is at 44. Robustness of policy goals and commitments is the lowest-scoring sub-indicator with 40 points.