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Burundi

A man displays his cabbage from an agricultural project in Gitera Burundi, 2009. Photo: Flickr/Sean Sprague
Children playing in Burundi Photo: Flickr/Walter Zerla
Burundian woman walking home with her child after attending an empowerment workshop Photo: counterculturecoffee

AFIDEP has implemented the following projects in Burundi:

  • Burundi is among 14 African countries that AFIDEP has supported to develop awareness and policy options for harnessing the demographic dividend
  • Watch interview series of scholars and researchers expressing  the value of ELA activities to their work

Key Details

Population Indicators

  • Total Population (millions):  11.2 (HDR 2019)
  • Population ages 15- 64 (of total ppn-millions): 5.8 (HDR 2019)
  • Population under age 15 (% of total ppn): 45% (PRB 2019)
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (births per woman): 5.5 (PRB 2019)

Economic development

  • Gross domestic product (GDP) per Capita (2011 PPP $): 660 (HDR 2019)
  • Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of ppn): 64.9 (WB 2013)
  • Share of youth not in education, employment or training, total (% of youth ppn): 6.2 (WB 2017)

Health and well-being

  • Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 42.5 (HDR 2019)
  • Government health expenditure (% of total): 6.2% (HDR 2019)

Education and skills development

  • Literacy rates, adult (%, ages 15 and older): 61.6% (HDR 2019)
  • Government expenditure on education (% of total): 4.3% (HDR 2019)

Environment and Climate

  • Agricultural land (% of land area): 79.2% (WB 2016)
  • Forest area (% of land area): 10.9% (WB 2016)
Sources:
World Bank Reports (WB)
UNDP Human Development Reports 2019 (HDR)
Population Reference Bureau World Population Datasheet 2019 (PRB)

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