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Burkina Faso

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries, Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 273,600 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 44% agriculture, 19% forest and 37% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 19,751,535 people (2018)
  • Population density: 72 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 29% lives in urban areas and 71% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 34,675,654,774 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 1,756 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 29% from agriculture, 43% from services and 20% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Burkina Faso

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Burkina Faso uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Burkina Faso uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    9 % of the population in Burkina Faso has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of domestic wastewater in Burkina Faso is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    98 % of monitored water bodies in Burkina Faso has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    13 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Burkina Faso (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    8 % of the renewable water resources in Burkina Faso is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    66 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Burkina Faso (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    42 % of the water basins in Burkina Faso is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    83 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Burkina Faso in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Burkina Faso (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Burkina Faso, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Burkina Faso, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Burkina Faso, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Burkina Faso, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Burkina Faso, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Burkina Faso (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Burkina Faso, by source

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Burkina Faso (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Burkina Faso, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 748 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 703 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 57 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 22 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Burkina Faso, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Burkina Faso, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Burkina Faso, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Burkina Faso, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Burkina Faso, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Burkina Faso, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Burkina Faso in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Burkina Faso, by funding source (2015)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Burkina Faso (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Burkina Faso, progress over time, by sub-sector