Growth poles have captured the imagination of the World Bank. The concept presents a framework upon which many of the Bank’s private sector development activities are designed. Like good frameworks for understanding private sector growth, economic development or the industrialization of countries, the concept is flexible and lends itself to tremendous diversity in its application from agricultural production and transformation zones like at Bagré in Burkina Faso all the way to the post-modern special economic zones of Southeastern China (Shenzhen, Zhuhai, all the rest…). The next growth pole being developed in Burkina Faso will be the Sahel Growth Pole in a region known for its gold mines and its animal husbandry sector.

Djibo Market The Djibo Livestock Market

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Sahel Livestock

More power is needed to develop the North….

SONABEL Power Station in Dori