Burkina Faso’s predominant natural resources are manganese, gold, limestone, marble, phosphate, zinc and uranium. Its mining sector did not become very significant until 2007, when gold production increased substantially after the opening of the Taparko-Boroum mine. In 2010, Gold was Burkina Faso’s top export.
Sources: EITI, US State Gov
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18 July 2013 – PWYP Burkina Faso member Mines Alerte met with the parliamentarian delegation for good governance in the extractive sector to explore possibilities for collaboration. You can read an overview here (in French only).
16 – 17 July 2013 – PWYP Burkina Faso organised a two day workshop to build the capacity of the media to report on issues related to the extractive sector and good governance. You can read an overview of the event here (in French only).
17 – 20 September 2013 – Participants from PWYP Burkina Faso participated in the ten year anniversary conference of PWYP, where attendees approved the coalition’s new strategy, Vision 20/20. PWYP Burkina Faso produced a poster for the event, highlighting the achievements and milestones of the coalition.