Burkina - Upgrading of Access Roads Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Nov 2013
Signature Date 09 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 46,438,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project involves the construction and surfacing of National Roads No. 10, running between Dédougou and Tougan (91 km), and No. 22, running between Kongoussi and Djibo (96 km), which are classified as roads providing access to the country’s interior. The rationale for this project and its urgent implementation relates to the inadequacy and high level of deterioration of the road network in the targeted regions. The two sections identified, which at present are all-purpose earth roads in very bad condition, provide access to high agricultural and livestock production regions which contribute significantly to the country’s food security. The two project roads pass through five provinces of Burkina Faso (Soum, Bam, Mouhoun, Nayala and Sourou) belonging to three regions (Boucle du Mouhoun, Centre-North and Sahel). These roads play a key role in the strategy to open up the country. The project will be implemented over a 64-month period and its total cost, net of taxes and custom duties and including physical contingencies and price escalation, is estimated at UA 100.674 million. The expected project outcomes are: (i) reduction of generalized transport costs; (ii) improvement in the living conditions of the population and in access to basic services; and (iii) institutional capacity building in road sub-sector management.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector objective is to support Burkina Faso’s development by opening up areas with great economic growth potential. Its specific objective is to improve the level of service on the Kongoussi-Djibo and Dédougou-Tougan road sections as well as the living conditions of the project impact area (PIA) population.


The economic and social outcomes of the project will directly or indirectly benefit all the users of both road sections and the inhabitants of the immediate project impact area (PIA) and the extended PIA, which cover the Boucle de Mouhoun, Sahel and Centre-North regions. The beneficiary population has participated in the project design and will provide technical and financial support for the management and maintenance of some related infrastructure. The population of the five provinces crossed by the two roads represents 36% of the total population of the extended PIA, that is 1 575 524 inhabitants, of which 51.1% women. Based on the needs expressed by the PIA population, related facilities have been included in the project which will notably help to improve their living conditions and access to basic social services (schools, health centres, etc.). The planned paving works, using labour-intensive methods, will also contribute to the creation of jobs for youth and women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso
Direction Générale des Routes, Ministère des Infrastructures, des Transports et de l'Habitat


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-DB0-017
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name HOUSSOU Olaya Dègnon Cestmir Albéric
Email a.houssou@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
14.021 -0.31227 Nobwel
12.5167 -3.41667 Passakongo Tonbo
11.1697 -1.145 Polesgo
11.5 -0.41667 Province du Boulgou
13.4599 -1.55228 Sadouré
12.5 -3.41667 Soakui
12.7114 -3.20362 Soroni
13.4017 -1.53513 Tagyama
13.4331 -1.5468 Tamponga
14.0567 -1.65802 Tiléré