Burkina Faso

More than 200 VSO volunteers contributed to the development of Burkina Faso through various interventions to strengthen the capacity of our partners in the areas of health and participation and government.

In 2011, VSO reviewed the best way to allocate our resources to make the greatest possible difference to global poverty. We decided we would begin to close programmes if the country we were operating in was:

  •     not least developed

  •     had relatively smaller numbers of people in poverty

  •     had less regional or global influence

VSO’s Burkina Faso country office closed in March 2014

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By volunteering abroad with VSO you get to put your skills, energy and personal qualities to work helping people break out of poverty. Interested in volunteering abroad?

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17 million
Capital city:
GDP per capita:
HDI ranking:
181 out of 187
Life expectancy:
55 years

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