GCRF Logo

A landlocked country in East Africa, Burundi is a low-income economy where 80% of the population is employed by the agriculture sector. It is a country of the Great Lakes, surrounded by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west and bordered by Lake Tanganyika to the southwest. With a population of 11.6 million, of which 50.7% (2018) are women, it is one of the most densely populated countries. 

Burundi has made significant progress in terms of quality and access to education. Since the introduction of free primary education in 2005, the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) in primary education reached 120.3% in the 2018/2019 school year without significant variation between provinces, gender or wealth (World Bank, 2020).

0 million (total population)
0 % proportion of primary schools with access to electricity in 2018
0 % population with basic handwashing facilities on premises in 2017
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

Related articles

Chemical Engineer Noël N’guessan has won the 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. A prize founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and supported by the Global Challenges Research...

9 July 2021

University press offices provide helpful and supportive services to academics across the UK, helping to communicate your research to the world. We spoke to the press officers at Queens University...

15 September 2021

Preparing for a pandemic saves lives. For pandemic preparedness the necessary equipment, expertise, collaboration networks, and infrastructure needs to be established during non-pandemic years. This...

7 September 2021