The Human Truth Foundation

Burkina Faso

https://www.humantruth.info/burkina_faso.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#burkina_faso #djibouti #niger

Burkina Faso
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index136th best
CapitalOuagadougou
Land Area 273 600km21
LocationAfrica
Population19.8m2
Life Expectancy59.27yrs (2017)3
GNI$2 118 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesBF, BFA, 8545
Internet Domain.bf6
CurrencyFranc (XOF)7
Telephone+2268

1. Overview

#france

Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverPreviously called Upper Volta and little noticed in the wider world, Burkina Faso nonetheless ends up being many travellers´ favourite West African country. Land-locked Burkina Faso (Burkina to locals) may not have many big-ticket attractions, yet it invariably wins the hearts of travellers for the warmth of its welcome. The vibrant cities, thriving arts milieu, stunning traditional architecture, surprising wildlife-watching opportunities and stirring landscapes will all turn your head. The country´s other big draws are its enchanting landscapes - from atmospheric Sahelian plains, to rolling savannah and surprising geology - and the lively cultural scene. Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina´s two largest and gloriously named cities, are famous for their long-standing musical traditions and beautiful handicrafts. In Bobo, griots (a traditional caste of musicians or praise singers), blacksmiths and `nobles´ (farmers) still live in their respective quarters but happily trade services and drink at the same chopolo (millet beer) bars.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Burkina Faso National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
181Sierra Leone0.477
182Guinea0.465
183Yemen0.455
184Burkina Faso0.449
185Mozambique0.446
186Mali0.428
187Burundi0.426
188Central African Rep.0.404
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
174Gambia$2 172
175Togo$2 167
176Mali$2 133
177Burkina Faso$2 118
178Guinea-Bissau$1 908
179Afghanistan$1 824
180Eritrea$1 729
181Sierra Leone$1 622
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
133Vanuatu102.2
134Tonga102.4
135Uganda103.0
136Burkina Faso103.3
137Timor-Leste (E. Timor)103.3
138Rwanda103.5
139Libya103.6
140Samoa105.2
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Burkina Faso's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Burkina Faso's population is predicted to rise to 29.11 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 5.77. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
55Australia24.9m
56Niger22.4m
57Sri Lanka21.2m
58Burkina Faso19.8m
59Romania19.5m
60Mali19.1m
61Chile18.7m
62Kazakhstan18.3m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
179Benin59.8
180Guinea-Bissau59.7
181Mozambique59.3
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
171Burkina Faso5.77
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
3=Burkina Faso04.7
5Sierra Leone04.8
6=Zambia04.8
7Eritrea04.9
8=Gambia04.9
9Angola05.0
10=Afghanistan05.0
10=Zimbabwe05.0
12Nigeria05.1
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
93Dominican Rep.3.9%
94Mauritania3.8%
95Namibia3.8%
96Burkina Faso3.7%
97Trinidad & Tobago3.7%
98Togo3.6%
99Uzbekistan3.6%
100Rwanda3.6%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
69Zimbabwe9.9%
70Haiti9.9%
71San Marino9.9%
72Burkina Faso9.7%
73Slovakia9.6%
74Morocco9.3%
75Sri Lanka9.1%
76Somalia8.7%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Burkina Faso's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Africa (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1S. Africa56.1
2Seychelles66.7
3Namibia69.4
4Mauritius72.4
5Senegal73.8
6Cape Verde75.0
7Burkina Faso76.1
8Mali82.2
9Ghana87.9
10S. Sudan90.5
11Tunisia91.6
12Kenya92.4
13Niger93.8
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
70Senegal73.8
71Nicaragua74.4
72Cape Verde75.0
73Burkina Faso76.1
74Venezuela76.5
75Philippines78.3
76Belarus78.7
77Kyrgyzstan79.5
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
41Iceland20
42=Romania20
42=Bulgaria20
42=Burkina Faso20
42=Norway20
42=Portugal20
42=Poland20
42=S. Korea20
Africa Avg14.8
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
70Kenya8.58
71Eritrea8.66
72=Paraguay8.78
72=Burkina Faso8.78
74Belize8.88
75Yemen8.88
76Japan9.16
77Bosnia & Herzegovina9.17
Africa Avg9.88
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
85=Barbados85
85=Rwanda85
87India87
88=Burkina Faso88
88=Kenya88
88=Bahrain88
91Jordan91
92Cape Verde92
Africa Avg114.2
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
42Niger2308
43Trinidad & Tobago2312
44Malta2330
45Burkina Faso2370
46Taiwan2382
47Samoa2384
48Haiti2409
49S. Korea2448
Africa Avg3511
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
89Vietnam0.45
90=Azerbaijan0.45
90=Bulgaria0.45
90=Burkina Faso0.45
90=Tajikistan0.45
94Indonesia0.47
95=Ghana0.48
95=Iraq0.48
Africa Avg0.96
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 summary on human rights in Burkina Faso stated:

Armed groups and government armed forces committed violations of international humanitarian law. The armed conflict continued to affect the rights to food, water, health and education. There were cases of arbitrary detention and violations of the right to freedom of expression. Two historical judicial cases of high-profile killings were finally completed, including one related to the murder of President Thomas Sankara in 1987.

"The State of the World's Human Rights 2022/23" by Amnesty International (2023)24

Gender Equality:

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including Burkina Faso and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting. Burkina Faso is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women. Historical and current Islamic beliefs are the cause of this.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
25
Pos.201525
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
143Papua New Guinea0.59
144Benin0.61
145Malawi0.61
146Burkina Faso0.62
147Mauritania0.63
148Gambia0.64
149Central African Rep.0.65
150Liberia0.65
Africa Avg0.54
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Gender Biases
Lower is better
26
Pos.2022
%26
1Sweden31.827
2New Zealand34.428
3Australia37.028
...
63Palestine98.227
64Kuwait98.327
65Jordan98.528
66Burkina Faso98.629
67Algeria98.727
68Zimbabwe98.728
69Yemen98.727
70Azerbaijan98.727
Africa Avg98.10
World Avg83.93
q=88.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
117=Hungary1958
117=Chad1958
117=Nigeria1958
117=Burkina Faso1958
117=Guinea1958
122Madagascar1959
123=Tunisia1959
123=Tanzania1959
Africa Avg1961
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
30
Pos.2017
Score30
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
94=Haiti15
94=Azerbaijan15
94=Equatorial Guinea15
94=Burkina Faso15
94=Cambodia15
94=Vanuatu15
94=Congo, DR15
94=Lesotho15
Africa Avg-10.4
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
31
Pos.202131
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
21St Kitts & Nevis1.8
22=Micronesia1.8
22=Mozambique1.8
22=Burkina Faso1.8
22=Namibia1.8
22=Slovenia1.8
27Sierra Leone2.0
28=Luxembourg2.0
Africa Avg3.1
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Burkina Faso's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
40Central African Rep.115.5
41Guinea-Bissau116.4
42Cameroon117.8
43Burkina Faso118.1
44=Chad119.9
44=Swaziland119.9
46Mali122.1
47Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
48Namibia125.9
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
175Guinea-Bissau116.4
176Palestine116.7
177Cameroon117.8
178Burkina Faso118.1
179Venezuela118.5
180=Chad119.9
180=Swaziland119.9
182Papua New Guinea120.8
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives33. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau33.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean33, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa33.

For more, see:

Health:

Burkina Faso is a pretty unhealthy country. Burkina Faso does better than average in terms of its smoking rate34. But that's it. Burkina Faso has problems. It does worse than average in its immunizations take-up35 (still good for Africa), its alcohol consumption rate36 and in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance37. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in terms of its adolescent birth rate25, its fertility rate13 and in its average life expectancy11. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Burkina Faso in 1990 was 49.4yrs, much lower than the global average of 64.6. It improved by +10.6yrs in the 30 years from then, more than the global average improvement of +7.9yrs over the same period.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
179Benin59.8
180Guinea-Bissau59.7
181Mozambique59.3
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2016
Per Capita36
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
119=Montenegro8.0
120Malta8.1
121=Macedonia8.1
122Burkina Faso8.2
123=St Vincent & Grenadines8.2
123=Dominica8.2
125Thailand8.3
126=Ivory Coast8.4
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
171Burkina Faso5.77
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
43Ecuador 191
44Myanmar (Burma) 206
45Madagascar 206
46Burkina Faso 213
47Maldives 215
48Panama 224
49Grenada 224
50St Lucia 232
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
122Argentina122
123Laos123
124Antigua & Barbuda124
125Burkina Faso125
126Mauritius126
127Congo, DR127
128Gabon128
129Ivory Coast129
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better38
Pos.2016
%38
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
11Uganda22.4
12Afghanistan23.0
13Chad23.1
14Burkina Faso23.2
15Sri Lanka23.3
16Malawi23.4
17Madagascar23.9
18Myanmar (Burma)24.8
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
25
Pos.2015
Per 100025
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
163Gabon99.9
164Somalia103.9
165Cameroon104.6
166Burkina Faso108.5
167Equatorial Guinea108.7
168Liberia108.8
169Zimbabwe109.7
170Nigeria110.6
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
35
Pos.2015
Avg %35
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
115Iceland91.5
116Trinidad & Tobago91.4
117Jamaica90.9
118Burkina Faso90.6
119Nepal90.1
120Montenegro89.9
121Zimbabwe89.7
122Senegal89.5
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Burkina Faso's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
4Uganda58.8
5Morocco60.4
6=Tunisia61.0
7Mauritius62.3
8Guinea63.5
9Burkina Faso64.3
10Ethiopia64.8
11=Egypt66.6
12Nigeria69.2
13Ivory Coast70.5
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
36Guinea63.5
37New Zealand63.8
38Luxembourg64.2
39Burkina Faso64.3
40Cuba64.7
41Ethiopia64.8
42Belize65.3
43Netherlands65.8
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Regarding its responsibility towards the environment, Burkina Faso ranks 39th in the world. This rank is calculated from 5 data sets. Burkina Faso performs the best in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. It does better than average in terms of the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population40 and in annual meat consumption per person41 (but high for Africa). But, things could still be better. Burkina Faso does worse than average when it comes to its environmental performance42 and in its forested percent change 1990-201543.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
43
Pos.2015
%43
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
154Malawi-19.2
155Botswana-21.0
156Namibia-21.0
157Burkina Faso-21.9
158Argentina-22.1
159Cameroon-22.6
160Somalia-23.2
161Indonesia-23.2
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
42
Pos.201842
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
151Solomon Islands43.2
152Iraq43.2
153Laos42.9
154Burkina Faso42.8
155Sierra Leone42.5
156Gambia42.4
157Congo, (Brazzaville)42.4
158Bosnia & Herzegovina41.8
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
17=Japan1993 Dec 29
17=Uganda1993 Dec 29
17=Belarus1993 Dec 29
17=Burkina Faso1993 Dec 29
17=Bahamas1993 Dec 29
17=St Lucia1993 Dec 29
17=Tunisia1993 Dec 29
17=Norway1993 Dec 29
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better40
Pos.2011
%40
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
36Kenya52.1%
37Central African Rep.51.9%
38Belize50.6%
39Burkina Faso50.5%
40Dominican Rep.50.2%
41Thailand49.9%
42Italy49.6%
43Vietnam49.1%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
41
Pos.2021
kg41
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
60Tajikistan32.4
61Mauritania32.4
62Philippines32.9
63Burkina Faso33.3
64Central African Rep.34.4
65Comoros34.5
66Venezuela35.6
67Jordan36.0
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Burkina Faso's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #religion #religiosity #research #science #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
24=Senegal119.0
25Sudan119.8
26Sao Tome & Principe120.3
27Burkina Faso120.6
28Ivory Coast121.3
29Malawi121.6
30Mali124.1
31Togo124.4
32Angola124.8
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
160=Namibia119.0
161Sudan119.8
162Sao Tome & Principe120.3
163Burkina Faso120.6
164Ivory Coast121.3
165Malawi121.6
166Iraq121.8
167Guyana122.6
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In 1990, education in Burkina Faso was woefully short - the average person could expect just a quarter of the global average (of 10 years). Throughout the 1990s, there was an improvement of +1 year, although in 2000-9 it was still the country with the 3rd-shortest period of education, after Niger and Djibouti.45

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2946
2Israel4.1146
3Japan3.5846
...
89=Togo0.2247
89=Nigeria0.2248
91Azerbaijan0.2149
92Burkina Faso0.2050
93Vietnam0.1951
94=Panama0.1851
94=Mauritius0.1847
96Oman0.1749
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
52
Pos.201852
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
162Mali13.1%
163Papua New Guinea12.5%
164Bhutan12.0%
165Guinea11.7%
166Burundi9.3%
167Burkina Faso8.8%
168Niger6.6%
169Chad6.0%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
53
Pos.2021
Years53
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
179Mauritania9.4
180Tanzania9.2
181Syria9.2
182Burkina Faso9.1
183Yemen9.1
184Senegal9.0
185Pakistan8.7
186Eritrea8.1
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
89Seychelles89
90Iran90
91Antigua & Barbuda91
92Burkina Faso92
93Trinidad & Tobago93
94Malawi94
95Mexico95
96Guinea96
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
54
Pos.2018
%54
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
97=Philippines91
97=Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100=Burkina Faso93
100=Tanzania93
100=Indonesia93
103Mali94
104=Pakistan94
Africa Avg87.0
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better55
Pos.200655
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
121=Burundi69
121=Nigeria69
123Chad68
124=Burkina Faso68
124=Somalia68
124=Angola68
127Guinea67
128=Liberia67
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
56
Pos.201656
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
174=Djibouti12%
175Cambodia11%
176Gabon10%
177Burkina Faso10%
178Solomon Islands10%
179Liberia9%
180Congo, (Brazzaville)8%
181=Togo7%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
57
Pos.201357
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
31Zambia0.76
32Kenya0.77
33Cameroon0.77
34Burkina Faso0.79
35Ivory Coast0.82
36Ethiopia0.84
37Iran0.85
38Laos0.86
Africa Avg1.07
World Avg0.98

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
58
Pos.2022
%58
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
67=Cyprus40.0
68Malawi39.0
69=Slovenia39.0
69=Burkina Faso39.0
69=Tajikistan39.0
69=Peru39.0
73Uzbekistan38.0
74=Chile38.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
59
Pos.2022
Points59
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
77Timor-Leste (E. Timor)42.0
78=Vietnam42.0
78=Trinidad & Tobago42.0
78=Burkina Faso42.0
78=Solomon Islands42.0
78=Kuwait42.0
78=Hungary42.0
84Kosovo41.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
60
Pos.2018
Score60
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
118Mali4.4
119Namibia4.4
120Cambodia4.4
121Burkina Faso4.4
122Egypt4.4
123Mozambique4.4
124Kenya4.4
125Zambia4.4
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
121Tanzania121
122Zimbabwe122
123Egypt123
124Burkina Faso124
125Dominican Rep.125
126Oman126
127Mozambique127
128Niger128
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
27Canada27
28Trinidad & Tobago28
29Timor-Leste (E. Timor)29
30Burkina Faso30
31Lebanon31
32Barbados32
33Mongolia33
34Spain34
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

The 2021 edition of the Global Peace Index saw Burkina Faso decline more than any other country, and says the country is now in "a state of low level civil war" due to the scale of armed conflict between civilians and the government61.

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
62
Pos.2023
Score62
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
147=Iran2.80
147=Turkey2.80
149N. Korea2.85
150Burkina Faso2.87
151Ethiopia2.87
152Central African Rep.2.93
153Mali2.96
154Iraq3.01
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
43Senegal43
44Switzerland44
45Bolivia45
46Burkina Faso46
47Philippines47
48UK48
49Timor-Leste (E. Timor)49
50Ireland50
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
63Uganda63
64Moldova64
65Mozambique65
66=Burkina Faso66
66=Kyrgyzstan66
68Iran68
69Malawi69
70Latvia70
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
63
Pos.2019
Score63
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
121Saudi Arabia5.24
122Ethiopia5.35
123UK5.41
124Burkina Faso5.42
125Myanmar (Burma)5.51
126Mozambique5.54
127Ukraine5.55
128Niger5.60
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better64
Pos.201964
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
165Togo30.50
166Niger30.90
167Guinea31.30
168=Burkina Faso32.00
168=Angola32.00
170Haiti32.20
171Guinea-Bissau32.30
172Lesotho33.10
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better65
Pos.2017
%65
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
55Latvia34.2
56Niger34.3
57=Vietnam35.3
57=Burkina Faso35.3
57=Liberia35.3
60Sudan35.4
61=Italy35.4
62Portugal35.5
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better66
Pos.2018
Severity66
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
94Madagascar.453
95Mali.457
96Central African Rep..465
97Ethiopia.489
98Burkina Faso.519
99Chad.533
100S. Sudan.580
101Niger.590
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religiosity #secularisation

Religiosity (2018)54
Pos.Lower is better
%54
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
91=Honduras90
91=Cameroon90
91=Rwanda90
91=Liberia90
95Morocco91
96=Guinea-Bissau91
96=Philippines91
96=Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100=Burkina Faso93
100=Tanzania93
100=Indonesia93
103Mali94
104=Pakistan94
105Ethiopia98
106=Senegal98
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)67
Pos.Higher is better
%67
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
87=Somalia0
87=Sri Lanka0
87=Burundi0
87=Burkina Faso0
87=Brunei0
87=Botswana0
87=Syria0
87=Sierra Leone0
87=Thailand0
87=Togo0
87=Benin0
87=Tunisia0
87=Uganda0
87=Bangladesh0
87=UAE0
87=Azerbaijan0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below68:

Christian22.5%
Muslim61.6%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion15.4%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim 60.5%, Catholic 19%, animist 15.3%, Protestant 4.2%, other 0.6%, none 0.4%69.

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