For more than 50 years, Belgium has worked with Burundi. Our work is concentrated on activities benefiting the population and civil society in the sectors of agriculture, health and education.
Agriculture and economic development
Agriculture is a key sector for the development of Burundi. It employs 90% of the active population and covers 95% of the country’s food needs. However, weak productivity, parcelled-out farming land, poor water management and product processing and preservation problems are structurally limiting agricultural growth.
In the provinces of Kirundo and Muramvya we support the health system’s decentralisation process, the development of adequate health staff, a quality healthcare package and community empowerment. We also support the creation of a high-performance health information system to ensure the monitoring of public health. Finally, we contribute to the improvement of the functioning of healthcare establishments (construction, equipment, IT projects, and maintenance). Since 2016, we also implement a countrywide programme for the European Union of performance-based financing of health entities.
Burundi has undertaken a reform of basic education and vocational training. It comprises an adaptation of the education system to the country’s needs, a broadening of basic education from a 6- to a 9-year curriculum, and the organisation of vocational training through modules.
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News & Events
26 September 2023
Preserving the precious waters of Lake Tanganyika
Enabel is working with local authorities in the DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia to protect its unique ecosystem, with European funding.
06 September 2023
Enabel advises Mozambique for African Climate Summit
As part of the 2023 African Climate Summit, the Mozambican government, Enabel and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change organise a roundtable on energy transition in Mozambique.
04 September 2023
Koen Vanmechelen builds Cosmogolem in Rwanda
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Interview with Jesse: what is a budget analyst looking for in the healthcare sector?
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03 August 2023
The modernisation of Guinea’s civil registry inspired by Belgium’s experience
In Guinea, we support the authorities to modernise the civil registry via a pilot project inspired by Belgium’s experience.
27 July 2023
Enabel and OECD Team Up To Boost Innovation
Enabel collaborated with the OECD to analyse and improve innovation activities in Benin, Morocco, and Palestine.