Initiative to Support Basic Education

Reporting Organization:Government of Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy and Finance
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 49,622,518
Timeframe: February 3, 2010 - November 9, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy and Finance

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burkina Faso - $ 49,622,518.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (95.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (5.00 %)

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This initiative supports the efforts of the Government of Burkina Faso with the implementation of its Plan for Basic Education Strategic Development (PDSEB) in order to improve the accessibility and quality of basic education. It also seeks to reduce disparities related to gender, disabilities, as well as social and geographic considerations, and to strengthen the institutional capacities of the Ministry of National Education and Literacy (MENA). The project is a continuity of DFATD’s financial and technical support for Burkina Faso’s Basic Education Development Plan (PDDEB) since 2001.

PDSEB activities include: 1) constructing school infrastructure (schools, boreholes, and latrines); 2) supplying equipment, teaching materials and school supplies, as well as 3) management capacity building of MENA personnel undertaking its main reforms. The project is part of a pooling of funds coordinated by Canada and other technical and financial partners, including France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UNICEF, and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). As with all pooled fund projects, Canada is working in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Burkina Faso to promote effective, transparent, and accountable country systems; increase donor coordination and harmonization; and strengthen mutual accountability. This pooled fund also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government, and partners, which helps to strengthen efforts for effective, focussed aid, and long-term development results. This project is continuously monitored and evaluated in coordination with other donors.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of 30 April 2015: (i) the number of classrooms at the primary level has increased by 50.6% since 2009, from 38,269 classrooms in 2009 to 57,646 in 2015 (ii) the gross enrolment rate has increased by 10.7% overall, with the largest increase being among girls, going from 74.8% (71.2% girls) in 2009 to 85.5% (85.9% girls) in 2015; (iii) the primary school completion rate saw a significant increase of 14.7 points, with a larger increase being among girls, going from 45.9% (42.5% girls) in 2009 to 60.6% (63.1% girls) in 2015. There are now as many girls than boys who are educated at the elementary level and who complete the primary cycle. New education programs were developed with Canada’s assistance and will be tested during the 2015-2016 school year.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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