Burkina Faso - COVID-19 Support Programme in G5 Sahel Countries - Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad (PARC COVID-19 - G5 Sahel)

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jul 2020
Signature Date 11 Aug 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 40,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed intervention concerns the Burkina Faso component of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Programme in the G5 Sahel Countries (PARC COVID-19 – G5 SAHEL). This is a loan and award a grant to the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) of UA 118.9 million and UA 89.6 million respectively from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility. It will be implemented over 12 months from July 2020. The Programme was appraised in April 2020 following requests to the Bank by the countries. As of 21 April 2020, the epidemiological situation in the country shows that 600 people had tested positive in the country comprising 232 women and 368 men. Nine (9) of the country’s thirteen (13) regions are affected by the epidemic. Since the Ebola epidemic, 44 high flow points of entry have been identified in Burkina Faso. These points of entry are characterised by a lack of adapted infrastructure and equipment (thermal imaging cameras, ThermoFlash), insufficient, poorly skilled and demotivated human resources, especially in the specific context of COVID-19. The lockdown measures adopted by the authorities to contain the spread of the pandemic have had an immediate effect on women’s activities and income, increasing their vulnerability. Moreover, the lack of health centres and access to water, malnutrition and poverty could lower their COVID-19 immune response. This Programme complements the other budget support operations, particularly the Multinational Coronavirus Pandemic Control Support Project for G5 member countries approved on 9 June 2020, aimed at providing the region with adequate operational capacities to combat the pandemic. More specifically, the programme will contribute to the financing of response plans through the budget support it will provide. It will also support measures aimed at improving the financial management of the response plans and mitigating the health, social and economic-related impacts.

Project Objectives

The programme goal is to contribute to the mitigation of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic in Burkina Faso. More specifically, the project’s objectives are: (i) the rapid containment of the spread of the pandemic and care of infected people; (ii) building a health information system to prevent future epidemics; (iii) implementation of measures to support the most vulnerable communities; and (iv) provision of private sector support to revive activities.


The programme will directly benefit the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Handicrafts and the Ministry responsible for Humanitarian Action. Vulnerable communities living in Burkina Faso will be the end beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère de l#Economie, des Finances et du Développement (MINEFID)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-KZ0-003
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

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