Following a brief description of the methods used, this paper analyzes the political and economic context of Burundi. It then examines the performance and constraints of the mobilization of savings. It goes on to analyzes the effects of the international financial crisis on Burundi’s economy, and in particular on the mobilization of savings. Finally, it makes recommendations for national decision makers and donors regarding ideas and strategies that could contribute to a greater mobilization of domestic resources.
North-South Institute, Ottawa, Canada, 40 pp.