Burkina Faso

By Taylor and Megan


  • Gained independence in 1960 and went through 5 military coups until 1984, when its name changed from Upper Volta, to Burkina Faso
  • A new constitution was introduced in 1991
  • The president, Compaore, resigned in 2014 and a new president will be elected this year.
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  • Iife expectancy at birth is 56.34%
  • Infant mortality rate (per 1000 children) 66
  • Under 5 years old mortality rate (per 1000 children) 102
  • Adult mortality (1000 female) 236 (1000 male) 298


  • Mean years of schooling; 1.25
  • Adult literacy rate (Ages 15 and up) 28.7%
  • Pupil to teacher ratio; 48
  • GDP-$30.08 billion in 2014
  • $711.00 per capita
  • HDI .3888

  • Leading cotton producers
  • increased importance of gold
  • Implementation of structural reforms

  • economy highly exposed to climatic vagaries
  • Landlocked country
  • Vulnerability to chances in cotton and gold prices

♫ Burkina Faso National Anthem ♫
The country program (CP) helps feed school children in the region. It also is a nutritional and food assistance to undernourished people living with HIV in Burkina Faso. Protracted relief and recovery operation was designed to the chronically high levels of malnutrition. Regional emergency operation has provided refugees with a monthly ration. Many other programs were put in place to help Burkina Faso.