Project profile — Building resilience of vulnerable people in Burkina Faso's


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2022-02-14 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (15.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (15.00%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to strengthen vulnerable populations’ resilience in Burkina Faso through the development of greener, more productive and more inclusive income-generating activities. The project focuses on supporting women and communities exposed to socio-economic and climatic shocks and aims to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, especially women and children. The project is working to implement a series of complementary and integrated activities responding and adapting towards the different contexts and specific needs of the populations and communities affected by the multifaceted crisis raging in Burkina Faso. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating and constructing productive assets and water infrastructure through strong social mobilization; (2) training and support in setting up income-generating activities; and (3) implementing activities to fight against malnutrition in favour of women and children. Based on the triple nexus approach, this initiative enables vulnerable populations to better cope with recurrent shocks, adapt to them and recover from them more rapidly, while offering economic and food prospects to targeted populations, particularly women.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) increased participation of women in greener, more productive economic activities; and (2) improved nutritional status of vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 2,508 women, in the first year of implementation, have used and exploited the infrastructure and productive assets built and rehabilitated; (2) 1,695 women have provided better management of water and forest resources and are better prepared to cope with the negative effects of climate change; (3) screened for malnutrition 14,000 children of six to fifty-nine months and 4,900 pregnant and breast-feeding women; (4) 21,000 women and 5,077 men have received nutritional counselling; and (5) 17,512 women and 13,493 men have their immediate food needs met.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,000,000
Planned disbursement $2,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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