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IRC Burkina Faso at a glance      Burkina Faso Map

The IRC team in Burkina Faso is led by Country Director Juste Nansi

13 staff
9 projects
8 donors
€ 684k invested  

data from 2023, *percentage of population with at least basic services (JMP)

Partner area

Banfora and Tenkodogo

Scaling areas

Léo, Koudougou, Pouytenga, Po, Bérégadougou, Niangoloko and Centre Ouest 


2012 opening IRC office in Ouagadougou
2018 launch district WASH master plan Banfora
2019-2029 scaling the district approach
2030 universal access to WASH in Burkina Faso

The challenge

To reach the ambition of achieving the WASH SDGs committed to at the global level since 2015, IRC expects the government of Burkina Faso to put in place good enough systems for WASH governance by 2021. Unfortunately, the constant deterioration of the security situation and political context has been hampering the ambitions for systems strengthening. Two-thirds of the country is currently considered a red zone prone to terrorist attacks. Additionally, public financing for WASH has been largely insufficient compared to expectations. Public funds and external aid have been increasingly allocated to addressing the security challenges and related emergency and humanitarian issues.

The positive

On a positive note, the Head of State and the First Lady are prioritizing the water and sanitation agenda. The Ministry of Water and Sanitation have designed a strong national investment plan for strengthening the water and sanitation sector and IRC and partner are making good progress in the implementation of the WASH master plans in the partner districts Banfora and Tenkodogo. 

The reach: 352,000+ people

Through our work in our partner districts we are reaching 352,000 people. Our district work serves as a model to reach every district in Burkina Faso. The European Union is supporting us to together with ONEA to adopt elements of the district approach in 93 additional communes, and to develop full master plans.

Read IRC Burkina's Strategic Plan 2021-2025


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Visiting address
Rue Zangoeg-Pelgo
Zogona - Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Postal address
01 BP 5754
Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso

Phone : +226 25 50 51 44

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