THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Burkina Faso

Ranked 112th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

112 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

117th
113th
102nd
137th
123rd
62nd
70th
79th
78th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Burkina Faso performs best on Safety & Security and Personal Freedom and scores lowest on the Education sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Burkina Faso compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Burkina Faso is a low-income country that is over-delivering prosperity given its wealth. Whilst this gap is not substantial, Burkina Faso significantly over-delivers in the Safety & Security and Personal Freedom sub-indices. It does, however, have a prosperity deficit in the Education sub-index, which is also the country’s worst performance.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.