OFID supports energy access in Burkina Faso



OFID is contributing US$50 million in support of Burkina Faso’s energy access via a participation agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). 

OFID’s contribution to the financing – the aggregate amount is US$123 million – will enable the West African country to purchase petroleum products from the international market. 

The total financing is expected to cover in excess of one-quarter of Burkina Faso’s required imports of petroleum products. OFID recognizes that energy security is critical to the country’s economic growth. 

OFID has a strong partnership with Burkina Faso and has committed more than US$575 million to development operations in the country since providing a Balance of Payments support loan in 1976.