Burkina Faso - Economic Transformation and Job Creation Support Project (PATECE)

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Sep 2014
Signature Date 09 Oct 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 10,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Economic Transformation and Job Creation Support Project (PATECE) is designed to consolidate private sector support institutions and promote the structural transformation of the economy. It is in line with Burkina Faso's development strategy and objectives. The link established between the strengthening of professional capacities, while fostering the emergence of a skill reservoir and the strengthening of private sector support institutions, will help to spur growth driven by the private sector. By basing its strategic guidance on promising sectors and striving to involve women, the operation will also contribute to the structural transformation of the economy. This project will also contribute to strengthening the professional capacities of youth and women, and enable them to access qualified positions or to be self employed as a means of improving their living standard and that of their families. The PATECE has three components: (i) consolidation of private sector development institutions; (ii) promotion of the structural transformation of the economy; and (iii) support for efficient project management.

Project Objectives

The global objective of PATECE is to promote private sector development for inclusive, job creating growth. The specific objective of the project is to (i) consolidate private sector development institutions and (ii) promote the structural transformation of the economy.


The project’s direct beneficiaries are the private sector support institutions (APEX, MICA, CGA, AFP-PME, the Directorate of Female Entrepreneurship, ABNORM, CEFPO and IRSAT). The indirect beneficiaries are private sector operators including micro, small and medium enterprises, especially those managed by women. The final beneficiaries are the population of the whole country who will enjoy better living conditions thanks to inclusive private sector growth which generates jobs, particularly in promising sectors with high value- added.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Agence d'éxecution du Projet d'Appui à la transformation de l'Economie et à la création d'Emploi


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-KF0-009
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name EKPO Alain Fabrice
Email a.ekpo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.5 -1.66667 Burkina Faso
12.3657 -1.53388 Ouagadougou