Burundi, Bujumbura – Mr. Nicolas NDAYISHIMIYE, General Director of the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi (ISTEEBU) said on Thursday, October 19, 2017, that Burundi has now everything in place to elaborate a national development plan and is ready to implement the objectives of sustainable development.

In a report published by ISTEEBU, the main areas of the national development plan up to the year 2030 include agriculture, livestock, food security, infrastructure development (energy, telecommunications, roads etc.), development of the mining, industrial and handicraft sectors, promotion of investment and tourism, development of human capital, defense and security, environment, climate change and democracy.

However, Mr. Nicolas evoked some challenges in the implementation of this development plan. He cited challenges such as making information available to the public as required by the United Nations, mobilization of financial resources for the implementation of prioritized programs in accordance with the national agenda or carrying out researches that require a lot of resources.

He, finally concluded that even though Burundi will not eliminate poverty in all these areas by 2030. However, he confidently confirmed that some progress will be made in some of those areas such as education and the fight against poverty.