Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Sub Region
West Africa
Tax to GDP
* The latest available data between 2010-2020

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Social Assistance Overview

Burkina Faso introduced laws on work injury, sickness and maternity, old age, disability and survivor benefits as part of the social insurance system before independence in 1960. Social assistance was first introduced through the Nahouri Cash Transfers Pilot Project in 2008 to reduce poverty among HIV/AIDS-affected families. In 2015, the Burkin-Naong-Sa ya (another social assistance programme) transferred an average of US$10.88 each quarter to 316,000 participants. The programme is designed at the central government level and is executed by the government with financial assistance from the World Bank and the Multi-donor Trust Fund for Adaptive Social Protection in the Sahel. Social assistance expenditure as a percentage of GDP was 0.58 in 2016. Based on this, social assistance spending on each poor person in Burkina Faso in 2016 was US$8.32 per year, assuming that the poor are targeted successfully.

Ratified Regional and International Social Assistance related Instruments