Background


Click for a detailed map (PDF)

This map does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.

Burundi is ranked 167 out of 177 countries in the 2008 Human Development Index (based on 2005 data), and its infant and maternal mortality rates are among the worst in Africa. Though government increased funding for free basic education, challenges remain in terms of quality of education and rising drop-out rates as a result of household hunger. Poor funding of the health sector threatens the free delivery services for pregnant women and free medical care for children under five years of age that were declared by the government in 2006.

Issues facing children in Burundi

Activities and results for children


 

 

Español Français

Basic Indicators

Under-5 mortality rank

12

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 1990

164

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 2012

104

U5MR by sex 2012, male

111

U5MR by sex 2012, female

98

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990

100

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2012

67

Neonatal mortality rate 2012

36

Total population (thousands) 2012

9849.6

Annual no. of births (thousands) 2012

443.4

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands) 2012

43

GNI per capita (US$) 2012

240

Life expectancy at birth (years) 2012

53.6

Total adult literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*

86.9

Primary school net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2011*

Definitions and data sources [popup]

Source: The State of the World's Children