Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107980
Authors: 
Grimm, Michael
Wetta, Claude
Nikiema, Aude
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/124
Abstract: 
Burkina Faso has experienced quite significant aggregate growth over the past two decades, but that growth has not been transformed into poverty reduction. The key obstacles preventing large-scale escape from poverty are very high population growth combined with the absence of major technological change in agriculture and any significant structural transformation of the urban economy. Continuously rising food prices and droughts maintain child malnutrition and mortality at high levels, threatening the political and social stability of the country. Dealing with Malthusian forces is the main challenge for Burkina Faso in the decade to come.
Subjects: 
Burkina Faso
food crisis
inequality
poverty
Malthusian Trap
structural change
JEL: 
I32
O5
O33
Q11
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-845-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
474.84 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.