Burkina Faso

Overview

UN-Habitat is committed to continue its long-standing cooperation with the government of Burkina Faso, which started in 1972. UN-Habitat’s technical assistance included support to the elaboration of urban policy, upgrading of urban settlements and environmental approaches to constructions. We are engaged in pursuing our work in partnership with the local authorities.

Overview

In Burkina Faso, the urban population increased from 15,5% in 1996 to 31,5% in 2016. It is expected to reach 52% by 2050. Cities and towns of Burkina Faso are facing rapid sprawl, lack of planning, basic services and infrastructure, and weak governance and financial systems, among other challenges.

Urban growth in Burkina Faso remains polarized in the two major cities of the country: Ouagadougou (46,4%) and Bobo-Dioulasso (15,4%), representing nearly 62% country’s urban population[1]. These cities are growing very quickly, without the necessary support measures in terms of planning, administration, infrastructure, equipment and services. This fast-paced urban growth results in sprawling and increase of informal settlements in the peri-urban areas.

 

 

Urban numbers
Urban Population (2018): 19.4%
Urban Growth Rate (2015-2020): 4.99%
The urban population annual growth rate is 5.03%

Donors and partners

The UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine), is a sub-regional African organisation covering 8 countries in West Africa i.e Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It’s headquarter is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. UN-Habitat and UEMOA signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in 2010 to mainstream their partnership on urban and housing thematic on the sub-region.  

Donors

United Nations Office for Project Services
UNEP

Contact

Yombi OUEDRAOGO
Programme Officer
Regional Office for Africa

UN-Habitat Projects in Burkina Faso Supporting the implementation of the Urban Burkina Faso Country Programme

  • Duration: January 2014 – 31 December 2016
  • Value: US$977,500
  • Donor: UNOPS - Switzerland
  • Implementing Partners: Laboratoire Citoyennetes

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading  , thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks, through the implementation of a participatory pilot project located in the city of Ouagadougou .

  • Implementation Phase: Phase III
  • Duration: 2008 -December 2015
  • Value: US$900,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing
  • Profile cities/ location: Neighbourhoods of Bissighin and Basnere, in the City of Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso: Profil Urbain National

0
Views
0
Downloads
0
Likes

La croissance démographique rapide du Burkina Faso, et surtout l’extension démesurée des villes, ont de lourdes répercussions sur l’environnement de ce pays enclavé.  La prolifération de l’habitat spontané est un fait établi, ainsi que sa persistance et ce, malgré les actions entreprises par l’État depuis les années 1980.  Ce phénomène est la conjugaison de plusieurs facteurs: la pauvreté des populations; le coût élevé de la mise en valeur des parcelles, l’impossibilité d’accéder aux services urbains de base (électricité, eau courante, assainissement), tout ceci entraînant les populations à

Document De Programme-Pays 2008 - 2009 - Burkina Faso

0
Views
0
Downloads
0
Likes

Following the model of the other agencies of the United Nations System, the 2008 – 2009 UN-HABITAT Country Programme has its sources within the national priorities defined by the Poverty Reduction Strategic Framework. It falls under the United Nations 2006 – 2010 Plan jointly elaborated by the resident and non resident UN agencies with the representative entities of the national counterpart.

Burkina Faso: Profil Urbain De Ougadougou (French)

0
Views
0
Downloads
0
Likes

La commune de Ouagadougou se situe au centre du Burkina Faso dont elle est la capitale. La ville est au terminus de la voie ferrée venant d’Abidjan (Côted’Ivoire). Elle occupe une superficie de 52 000 hectares dont 21 750 urbanisés. L’altitude moyenne est de 300 m. Le climat est de type soudano-sahélien avec une seule saison des pluies couvrant la période de mai à septembre. La pluviométrie varie entre 850 millimètres et 900 millimètres en année normale.

 

Burkina Faso: Profil Urbain National

0
Views
0
Downloads
0
Likes

De 7.964.705 habitants selon le recensement général de la population en 1985, la population du Burkina Faso a atteint 10.312 609 habitants selon le recensement général de la population mené en 1996. Avec un taux d’accroissement annuel estimé à 2,4%, la population aurait atteint 11. 300 000 habitants en 2000, et dépassera les 18 millions d’habitants en 2015.