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#Burundi diaspora| The World Bank Seeking Your Opinion

By Miss Pilipili / Published on Monday, 23 Jan 2017 11:12 AM / No Comments / 835 views

As several news outlet have been reporting for months, Burundi is in a state of deterioration,politically and economically. The population’s living conditions are dreadful, particularly in regards to basic needs such as food, clean water, and access to health services. Such news can be overwhelming for people living in the diaspora, and make one feel powerless.

But, despair not! There is something you can do (without risking your life). The World Bank is putting together a Systematic Country Diagnostic for Burundi (SCD) and would like members of the Burundian diaspora (or any stakeholder) to share their views on the following topics:

  • In which three priority areas should the World Bank focus its attention and resources in the next five years in order to reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity?
  • With which groups (for example civil society organizations, private sector, youth) should the World Bank work more closely in order to improve development outcomes in Burundi?
  • Which policies or investments would best help the country create more employment opportunities and boost productivity for Burundi’s poorest?

Email your suggestions/comments to insabimana@worldbank.org by February 16, 2017. The SCD is expected to be ready by the end of March 2017.

Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai said: “It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference.”

So let’s make a difference for our brothers and sisters suffering back home!



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