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International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Economic growth in Burundi was mainly driven by services before the outbreak of the global health crisis. In 2019, this trend changed, and agriculture took the lead, although the performance of traditional mainstay of agriculture has been unstable over the years, affected by conflicts. However, Burundi has implemented several growth-enhancing policies over recent years to support economic activities, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Spending on social sectors has remained a top priority in Burundi, despite the economic challenges of recent years, including from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, key indicators in the health and education sectors point to notable improvements. Measures have also been taken to support employment.