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Ridley Nelson

Instead of trying to stop the advance of deserts, we must improve use of drylands as part of a balanced bng-term program

International Monetary Fund

Performance under the program has been satisfactory. Real GDP growth is higher than estimated owing to substantially higher than projected agricultural production. Burkina Faso continues to depend heavily on external assistance and on cotton exports, and is highly vulnerable to terms-of-trade fluctuations and the volatility of aid flows. The government’s continued resolve to strengthen transparency in public finance management, promote good governance, and combat corruption has been commended. The poverty reduction strategy program should take account of the revised macroeconomic framework.