Burkina Faso has been in a state of political upheaval since 2014. At the time, President Blaise Compaoré, who had been in power for 27 years, was forced out of office by mass protests. Following an averted military coup, the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2015 successfully brought about a democratic transition. The precarious security situation currently poses a major challenge; terrorist attacks are a regular occurrence in some parts of the country.
To date, Burkina Faso has experienced stable economic development and has implemented important political reforms and achieved social progress in recent years. Mining is also gaining in importance as a source of government revenue. But Burkina Faso continues to be one of the ten poorest countries in the world. High population growth means that almost half the population has to live on less than USD 2 a day; the country is also the most densely populated in the Sahel. Key development goals are to consistently continue decentralising public administration and expand the nation’s infrastructure.
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