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World Bank to Support Burkina Faso’s Public Sector Modernization

July 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, July 09, 2015—The World Bank  Board of Executive Directors today approved a EUR€40 million International Development Association (IDA)*credit to support the Government of Burkina Faso implement the country’s national plan to strengthen its public sector.

The financing approved today supports the Public Sector Modernization Program designed to improve service standards in targeted regions of three ministries responsible for primary education, justice, labor and civil service. 

Today’s program is a results-based approach supporting the implementation of Burkina Faso’s Ten Year Strategic Plan for the Modernization of the Administration (PSDMA) 2011-2020, the government’s roadmap to improve the quality of the public administration system and provide better services for sustainable development. Specifically it will support the PSDMA’s Second Action Plan in the targeted three ministries

The PSDMA was developed following an extensive and inclusive process of national consultation. It was recently endorsed by the new transitional government through the adoption of the Second Action Plan to facilitate its implementation.

This transition government’s strategic plan aims to provide a framework to improve public management and create the necessary foundations upon which sector policies can be pursued more effectivelysaid Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Manager for Burkina Faso.

The government’s vision for the third generation of public sector reforms in Burkina Faso is focused on developing a modern performance-oriented public administration system. The program will contribute to both the achievement of targeted results in each of the three ministries and systemic improvements to the quality of the public administration as a whole.

Today’s financing will help  provide incentives for the achievement of specific, measurable and strategically significant service standards in each of the selected ministries,” said, Serdar Yilmaz, World Bank Task Team Leader for this Program. “The program will focus on strengthening the nexus between cross-cutting public sector management reform and tangible service delivery results in particular sectors.” 

* The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), established in 1960, helps the world’s poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people’s lives. IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s 77 poorest countries, 39 of which are in Africa. Resources from IDA bring positive change for 2.8 billion people, the majority of whom live on less than $2 a day. Since 1960, IDA has supported development work in 112 countries. Annual commitments have averaged about $18 billion over the last three years, with about 50 percent going to Africa.

Media Contacts
In Washington
Aby Toure
Tel : (202) 473-8302
In Burkina Faso
Lionel F. Yaro