Burkina Faso's 2014 EITI Report covers extractive activities in the country for that fiscal year.
The country is a leading producer of gold, as well as zinc since 2013. Yet social conflicts around the environmental impacts of mining operations, social expenditures and the redistribution of extractives revenues have been widespread. In addition to national EITI implementation, Burkina Faso also participated in the beneficial ownership pilot and undertook a study of CO2 emissions from its mining industry.
Burkina Faso's EITI Reports have so far disclosed legal owners of mining companies, including country of incorporation, percentage participation and the name of stock exchange for listed companies. Burkina Faso has compiled a beneficial ownership scoping study which suggests a definition of beneficial ownership, provides an overview of the legal and regulatory framework, and outlines existing reporting obligations for politically exposed persons.
Burkina Faso’s evaluation report from the beneficial ownership pilot highlights incompleteness of the company declarations as the major challenge, both in terms of declarations submitted through the EITI reporting process as well as incompleteness of declarations upon company registration in the country. The evaluation report provides some suggestions for supporting documents that could be requested from the companies in the future to help verify the identity of the beneficial owners, such as company registration, proof of residence, etc.
Burkina Faso is a leading producer of gold (Africa’s fourth-largest), but has also started producing zinc since 2013. Ongoing development of gold in the country’s centre, while development of manganese and zinc is taking place in the North and West respectively. While industrial gold mining has grown rapidly since the first mine opening in 2005, the more than one million artisanal miners account for a significant share of production. Despite the lack of reliable statistics on artisanal mining, the 2013 EITI Report cites estimates of up to 8 million metric tons smuggled out of the country annually.
Burkina Faso has rich deposits of gold, zinc, copper, manganese as well as iron, nickel, limestone, dolomite and phosphates. Abundant mineral resources are found along an arc from the country’s southeast to northwest. Gold reserves have grown rapidly in the past decade, with over 15 major discoveries since 2006.
|Zinc||6||million metric tons||The Perkoa zinc mine holds some of the largest zinc deposits in Africa. 14.5% Zn.|
|Copper||70||million metric tons||0,35% to 0,25% Cu.|
|Manganese||19||million metric tons||45% to 55% Mn.|
|Iron, titanium and vanadium||66||million metric tons||35% Fe2O3 with 35000 tons of V205 at 0,7%.|
|Nickel||30||million metric tons||1,2% to 1,5% Nickel and 0,05% Cobalt.|
|Bauxite||12.7||million metric tons|
|Limestone||93.1||million metric tons||45% to 55% CaCO3.|
|Dolomite||20.7||million metric tons|
|Phosphates||131.2||million metric tons||20% P205.|
The latest EITI disclosures (2013) show that Burkina Faso received USD 407 million from extractive industry taxation. All of these revenues came from gold and were mainly collected through customs duties (30%), corporate income tax (28%) and royalties (16%). While there is no provision for signature bonuses or production premiums in the Mining Law, they are levied in practice.
The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.
- Burkina Faso participated in the beneficial ownership pilot and the 2012 and 2013 EITI Reports contained some beneficial ownership details (alongside legal ownership information).
- The 2013 EITI Report discloses both mandatory and voluntary social expenditure, split between cash and in-kind payments. It also includes details of non-governmental beneficiaries.
- Burkina Faso EITI is supporting the World Bank in its study of women in the industrial mining sector and further means of support from companies.
- Burkina Faso is undertaking a study on CO2 emissions in its mining sector, including possible reduction and mitigation measures. Piloted by the EITI Secretariat in Ouagadougou, the study is supported by France and is part of Burkina Faso’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), submitted to the 21st COP in Paris in December 2015.
BF-EITI has updated its workplan, including 15 progress indicators to better document impact. It is also studying the feasibility of including artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and subnational reporting in its EITI implementation. It will be engaging with the Higher Supervisory Council to develop a three-year beneficial ownership roadmap.
The government issued Presidential Decrees 2008-810/Pres/PM/MEF/MCE and 2008-811/Pres/PM/MEF/MCE on 17 December 2008, establishing a two-tier structure for EITI implementation: the decrees establish the Supervisory Committee (Comité de Supervision) and the Steering Committee (Comité de Pilotage) respectively. The mandates of the Supervisory Committee and Steering Committee were renewed through Decrees 2009-90/MEF/SG/SP-ITIE and 2009-91/MEF/SG/SP-ITIE on 5 March 2009. Two decrees to enlarge both the Supervisory Committee and the Steering Committee were subsequently approved by the Council of Ministers on 14 July 2009.
The Annual Progress Report provides an overview of all EITI Burkina Faso's activities during the past year.
Burkina Faso published its 2016-2018 EITI workplan which was approved by its tri-partite multi-stakeholder group on 28 June 2016. This document serves as a road map for the execution of activities aimed at consolidating transparency in the extractive industries.
Its main objectives include ensuring the effective functioning of the multi-stakeholder group, publication of mining contracts on the website, improving the quality of EITI reporting and preparation for the country's Validation.
An outline of the steps leading to beneficial ownership disclosure by 1 January 2020.
This decree dating back to November 2015 presents Burkina Faso's work on open data.
This EITI Report covers Burkina Faso's extractive sector in 2013. It was published in March 2016.
This is the Burkina Faso EITI 2014 Annual Progress Report (in accordance with Requirements 7.4 and 8.4).
This is the Burkina Faso EITI 2011 Validation report. It was published in August 2011.
EITI responsibilities: Support EITI implementing countries
Gisela joined the team at the EITI International Secretariat in May 2014. Having worked at the Trinidad and Tobago EITI National Secretariat over the last two years,
EITI responsibilities: Geographic: Francophone Africa. Thematic: state-owned enterprises (SOE) and oil sales, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and mineral smuggling, supreme audit institutions (SAIs)