Project Reference Profiles – Burkina Faso(BF04) Green growth governance- Green Cities Guideline Formulation

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3, SO4, SO5, SO6
Start Date Q1  20190503
End Date q1 20191231
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 57,210
Budget Percentage 103%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 58,665
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 58,665
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Housing and Town Planning (Directorate General of Urban Planning and Land Works)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Core Funding
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities

Project context, objectives and description

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, poor in natural resources, and with low levels of human development. Its economy remains agricultural and focused on food crops and cotton production. Over the last twenty years it has experienced average annual growth of around 2%. However, poverty rates have remained unchanged. Burkina Faso’s growth was mainly agricultural and driven by the expansion of arable land, not productivity enhancements, trapping a large segment of the population in poverty. Though country has experienced consistent aggregate growth over the past two decades, significant transformation in poverty reduction has not been seen. The country is experiencing rampant urbanization, characterized by a growing concentration of populations in cities. The cities are spreading very quickly, without the necessary measures and support in terms of planning, administration, infrastructure, equipment and services. Some of these challenges need to be addressed through: of human capacity building program, ii.) promotion of planning and urban planning, iii.) promotion of access to decent housing, iv.) improvement of urban governance and v.) the control of the geographical extension of the city of Ouagadougou. 

The objectives of the project are: 

  • To support the GoBF during it Green Growth transition through the development and the adoption, by the Government of Burkina Faso, of the Green secondary cities Guidelines and National Implementation Roadmap for Green Urbanization. 
  • The formulation of Guidelines for Green Secondary Cities’ development, and a Roadmap for the implementation of guidelines in 2 pilot cities aims to create an enabling environment to integrate the green perspective into the planning and policy documents for increased access to green affordable energy, increased access to improved sanitation, increased access to sustainable waste management, increased access to sustainable public transport and this project is aligned to IO1 Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

ImpactInvestment program are developed to support Green cities transition and Green Growth development. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

I. Green Growth Policies: N/A 

  • Green City Guidelines developed and Adopted, which is constitutes a conceptual and methodological reference framework for the development of green cities, adaptable and applicable to the national context. 

ii. Green Investments: N/A 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products 

  • Total of 3 capacity building activities in the form of workshops – official launch of the process and the validation of the methodology of the study proposed by the expert to raise the awareness of the Ministry technical team of Green city modelThe technical workshop, which brings together the members of the thematic group “Green cities”, aimed at examining the first version of the Guideline and its technical validation. The national workshop was a forum for the discussions between actors of the national development and for the validation of the Guidelines. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager:  Malle Fofana 

Ale Badara Sy, Lamine Ouedraogo, Yassia Savadogo 


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