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CBMS Burkina Faso

About CBMS – Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, the population remains extremely poor despite the significant progress recorded at the economic and social levels. The participative poverty monitoring system (PMS), today called as the community–based management system, under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) Project, is meant to serve as a tool agains poverty in Burkina Faso. Research on participative PMS is one of the activities that support the government's fight against poverty.

The first phase of PMS work in Burkina Faso focused on the design of a research methodology. The succeeding phase aimed to transform the PMS into a tool that the local population can use for planning and managing its own development, notably in evaluating and monitoring its welfare, as well as in deciding how to improve its living conditions. The PMS in Burkina Faso also intends to serve as a monitoring–evaluation instrument for poverty policies and programs.

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Project Activities

  • Development and pilot-test of a community–based monitoring system (poverty monitoring system) in Burkina Faso
  • Development of poverty monitoring indicators
  • Preparation of poverty profile of CBMS Sites
  • Increased awareness of communities and local leaders to CBMS policies
  • Provision of training for Surveyors.
  • Participation in preparation of poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) indicators
  • Creation of a methodology for CBMS implementation in new sites.
  • Creation of performance indicators for the villages
  • Advocacy at government institutions and NGO Levels
  • Technical collaboration with the institution in charge of PRSP and the National Poverty Observatory
  • Enhancement of the acquired experiences in Yako
  • Implementation of CBMS in new sites: in the Department of Diebougou (South⁄ West of Burikina Faso)and in the department of Koper (at the request of Africa Sustainable development council (ASUDEC), a non governmental institution

Papers and Reports

Experimental Research Project on the Poverty Monitoring System (PMS) Phase II (35 KB)
Date: November 2002

Analyse de la qualite des donnes de l'enquete prioritaire (56 KB)
Date: June 1999

Rapport de Recherche SSP–MIMAP (277 KB)
Date: April 1999

Partner Institution

CBMS work in Burkina Faso is being implemented by Social and Economic Research and Documentation Center (CEDRES) at the University of Ouagadougou. CEDRES is the specialized insstitution in the Department of Economic and Management Science made up of three sections: Research, Study, Assistance and Counselling, Documentation and Publishing and Administration and Financial Affairs.

The mission of CERDES includes:

  • Promoting basic and applied research in economy, management and development;
  • Providing scientific support to thesis, dissertations, papers and articles;
  • Centralizing all documents published in the department;
  • Supplying the department with documentations and publishing research on the economy;
  • Promoting relationship and cooperation with other research centers
  • Providing Counsel and assistance in economic decision making

The CBMS Team is also working with the Centre Canadien d’ Etrude at de Cooperation International (CECI)– Burkina, a well–known and well–accepted nongovernmental organization based in the department of Yako.

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding CBMS-Burkina Faso may be sent to:

Dr. Prosper Somda
CBMS–Burkina Faso Project Leader


Address: 104 Ouaga 04. Burkina Faso

Telelophone NUmbers: 226–82–016⁄343234

Fax#: 226–315549

E-Mail: prosper.somda@univ-ouaga.bfpsomda@yahoo.fr


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