Burundi is a least-developed Sub-Saharan country (LDC) which is trying to find its way forward after many years of civil war (and a still highly tense and volatile political situation). Its GNI per capita has gone from US $ 90 in 2005 to US $ 280 in 2015. The range of problems facing the government is such that little attention has been paid to improving the business climate. In some respects conditions have worsened: e.g. while it took 433 days to enforce a contract in 2005, it would take 832 days in 2015. On the other hand, progress was made in the field of taxes: from an overall tax rate of 153,4 % of profits in 2010 the rate had been lowered to 45.7% in 2015. This should help entrepreneurs moving from the informal to the formal sector. Nevertheless, Burundi’s WB Doing Business ranking has gone from 143rd in 2006 to 152nd in 2015.
Burundi’s employers’ national and international interests are being represented by the Association des Employeurs du Burundi (AEB), member of the International Organisation of Employers. After a fact-finding mission to Burundi in 2009 DECP decided to start working with the AEB. One of the achievements of our cooperation was the setting-up of a health-insurance scheme for the workers of Burundi's private sector.

Burundi: A challenging context

July 2018

Burundi: A chellenging context

DECP's new country manager meets the EAEO

July 2016

The EAEO's Technical and Executive Committees meet

December 2015

The EAEO's Executive Committee meets in Nairobi

September 2015

The EAEO's Technical Committee meets in Zanzibar

July 2015

The East African Employers' Organisation meets in Arusha

March 2015

The EAEO Technical Committee welcomes progress

January 2015

The future of the East African Employers Organisation

Burundi Health insurance for the private sector

June 2014

Burundi Launching Health Insurance for the Private Sector

December 2013

Burundi Planning for 2014-2017 / Health insurance for the private sector

September 2013

The EAEO launches its report on the Free Movement of Workers

May 2013

The EAEO's Executive Committee meets in Kigali on January 28th 2013

January 2013

The EAEO's Technical Committee meets in Nairobi

January 2013

EAEO Free Movement of Labour in the EAC

Augustus 2012

Burundi Getting to know the new president of the AEB

July 2012

EAEO East African Employers Organisation publicly launched

April 2012

Supporting the informal sector in Rumonge Burundi

January 2011

Burundi: support in drafting a workplan for the AEB

September 2010

Visit to AEB and AFAB in Burundi

May 2010

Advisory mission to Burundi

December 2009