Commitment title:

Harness the demographic dividend by investing in education and job creation

Commitment description:

Burkina Faso has made a clear decision to capitalize on its population, especially its young population, to accelerate economic growth and sustainable human development. The country is aware that harnessing the demographic dividend essentially depends on the quality of human capital, access to decent employment for young people and virtuous governance through participation and accountability. Given all of these challenges, Burkina Faso is committed to promoting decent employment and social protection for all by creating at least 50,000 decent jobs per year until 2030.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Le Plan national de développement économique et social (2016-2020) décline un des effets attendus comme suit: le processus d'accélération de la transition démographique pour déclencher le dividende démographique est réellement mis en mouvement
Commitment to be actioned in: Burkina Faso
Submitted from: Burkina Faso
Submitted by
Burkina Faso
Thematic area
Draw on demographic diversity to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development
Commitment category

(8) Investing in the education, employment opportunities, health, including family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, of adolescents and youth, especially girls, so as to fully harness the promises of the demographic dividend.