Country infoBurundi


Population: 10.16 million (2013)
Per Capita Income: USD 280/year (2013)
Poverty rate*: 67% (2013)
Literacy rate: 67% (2010)
Human Development Index: 178th out of 187 countries (2012)

Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. Following the civil war which ended in 2005, the country is transitioning from a post-conflict to a stable and growing economy having implemented significant improvements to consolidate peace and security. The country is on track to achieve three of eight Millennium Development Goals, reflecting the difficulties met despite progress in improving the net enrolment rate and gender parity in primary school, vaccination coverage and slowing down the spread of HIV/Aids. The share of population deprived of basic food needs declined by 6% between 2006 and 2012, but remains high at 60%. Literacy rates among men and women aged 15-24 notably improved from 52% (1990) to 78% (2010).

Sources: indexmudi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Improving health and sanitation
Pro-Action Développement


The project aims to sustainably improve the health and sanitation of 16,500 direct beneficiaries and 93,000 indirect beneficiaries, in the commune of Gihanga.

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