Valorizing Research Results and Innovations in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, scientific research, invention and innovation have generated many results that could contribute to endogenous development. However, these results are little known, underutilized and undervalued. This situation unfavorable to national development can be explained by numerous obstacles, notably: institutional weakness, gaps in the legal framework, lack of communication between actors, unfavorable attitudes, financial insufficiency, and lack of interest on the part of economic operators and some political decision-makers.

This grant will allow the ministry of secondary education, higher education and scientific research, Burkina Faso, to remove constraints to and seize opportunities for using this potential for development purposes. Specifically, the project will endeavor to put in place a sustainable mechanism for mobilizing the efforts of the actors involved and creating an environment favorable to valorizing research results. The mechanism will include a monitoring and evaluation component to document the results obtained and changes accomplished, as well as a resource mobilization strategy. An effort will be made to find a balance between valorizing technological and social innovations.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, February 7, 2008

End Date

Friday, February 7, 2014


60 months

IDRC Officer

Butare, Innocent

Total funding

CA$ 2,000,000


Burkina Faso, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Clémentine Dabiré (à remplacer Philippe Sankara)


Burkina Faso. Ministère des enseignements secondaire et supérieur et de la recherche scientifique

Institution Country

Burkina Faso