BF05 Development of the Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System In Burkina Faso

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  2020
End Date q1 2023
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 1,701,453
Budget Percentage 25%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 430261
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : BF05
Project Manager and Staff +
Mallé Fofana

Director and Head of Programs Africa

Ouretou Sidibé

Finance and Administrative Associate

Lamine Ouedraogo

Senior Officer, Green Growth Programming

Project Overview

The Government of Burkina Faso, as outlined in its NDC, is increasingly aware that it is essential to integrate green growth approaches within its economic growth strategies. As a robust MRV framework is yet to be set up in Burkina Faso to monitor and assess the progress and implementation of the NDC Implementation Roadmap, GGGI will support development of guidelines for an MRV System starting in 2019. The work will serve as the foundation for development of a comprehensive MRV system for enabling integrated mitigation and adaptation action planning. To enhance the MRV capacity for the Burkina Government, GGGI will also organize regional and global MRV knowledge sharing workshops. Developing a robust national MRV system will provide a wide range of benefits for Burkina Faso specifically in the following areas:

  • National GHG inventory: A robust MRV system will fill data gaps and improve the quality of Burkina Faso’s national GHG statistics, thereby promoting evidence-based decision making and enhanced attribution of quantified impacts to policies.
  • Green Growth Opportunities: A comprehensive MRV system will inform cost-effective GHG mitigation opportunities with clear understanding of emissions reduction potential and facilitate investment and financing for low-carbon projects to support the country achieve its objectives in the NDC.
  • Adaptation actions: Working closely with the NAP project, the national MRV system development will create placeholders for the information coming out of these processes to be in-sync.

Project Objectives

The project main objective is to support Burkina Faso meet the enhanced transparency framework requirements of the Paris Agreement, specifically focusing on the MRV of actions, which will include both mitigation and adaptation actions undertaken by Burkina Faso to meet the objectives of the Convention and bring clarity and track progress towards achieving the country’s NDCs. Having a robust national MRV system will support the Burkinabe government achieve the following two objectives:  Objective 1: achieve a systematic, integrated, and robust GHG data system to strengthen, harmonize, and mainstream national mitigation policies and targets that is in sync with national development priorities; and objective 2: prepare for higher, more stringent reporting requirements of the Paris Agreement.

Project Outcomes

Outcome 1: Established national MRV system enabling the country to meet its obligations under the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement, to support the country identify mitigation and adaptation areas to facilitate leveraging green investment and achieve its NDC. This includes entrenched institutional arrangements and agreements for data sharing necessary to meet the country’s obligations under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement. This will also enable the country to measure and monitor indicators that can contribute to achieving the SDGs.

Outcome 2: Enhanced country-capacity to prepare accurate GHG inventories. These include identifying the appropriate MRV requirements for assessing its capacity development needs, identifying the required climate finance needed, and accurately measuring, reporting, and verifying its NDC components.

Project Impact

To achieve the objectives of the project, Burkina Faso needs increased capacity and ability to meet its MRV obligations under the enhanced transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement, whereby Burkina Faso can identify its major GHG emitting sectors completely and comprehensively to prioritize its climate actions in sync with its development priorities.