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Burundi’s Growth: The Need for Long-lasting and Stable Performance

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  • Nganou, Jean-Pascal
  • Wodon, Quentin
  • Zoyem, Jean-Paul
  • Mabushi, Eric
  • Kebede, Ephraim

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Due in part to 40 years of cyclical violence, economic growth in Burundi has remained well below the sub-Saharan Africa average, and Burundi is now the third poorest country in the world. The status quo is unacceptable, and it is essential that the Government drive the changes needed to achieve sustainable growth. This chapter provides an overview of past and current macroeconomic trends and describes how the poverty profile could influence policy reforms.

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  • Nganou, Jean-Pascal & Wodon, Quentin & Zoyem, Jean-Paul & Mabushi, Eric & Kebede, Ephraim, 2008. "Burundi’s Growth: The Need for Long-lasting and Stable Performance," MPRA Paper 15408, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Niragira, S. & D'Haese, M. & Buysse, Jeroen & Desiere, S. & Ndimubandi, J. & D'Haese, L., 2013. "Options and Impact of Crop Production Specialization on Small-Scale Farms in the Noth of Burundi," 2013 AAAE Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia 161521, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).

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    Keywords

    Burundi; growth; poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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