Country Financial Sector Profilesback

Financial Sector Overview

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi vel libero at eros rutrum rhoncus ac ut neque. In mattis euismod sem. Nulla facilisi. Nam interdum erat ac risus congue, id mollis elit ultrices. Sed at magna ornare, malesuada magna sed, dignissim nisl. Aliquam in vestibulum augue. Praesent iaculis ex justo, sed suscipit mi porttitor at.


Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Read More

At a Glance

Population in thousands (2017): 19,193.38
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 642.04
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 14% | 43%
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): 0.06 (2015)
Financial Inclusion Strategies: • Stratégie nationale de la finance inclusive au Burkina Faso (in process) FR• La Stratégie régionale d’inclusion financière dans l’UEMOA (published 2016) FR
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 34.07
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 8% | 39%
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.0339
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 6% | 15

Donor Projects Database


Latest News & Events

May 31, 2019 | Ecofin Agency
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has just launched a bond issuance operation.
Oct 21, 2019
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Open to all microfinance practitioners and other related sectors, the SAM aims to become a common African platform that offers a true framework for…

Latest Publications

Dec 31, 2018 | F. Haile, L.C. Moller | The World Bank
Apr 30, 2017 | MAP, FinScope, FinMark Trust | FinMark Trust
Jun 09, 2016 | M. Gash, B. Gray | CGAP
May 31, 2016 | G. Suedekum | UPU, ILO
Apr 30, 2016 | B. Gray, M. Gash | CGAP
Apr 30, 2016 | M. Gash, B. Gray | CGAP