Burundi has a relatively small, undeveloped financial sector that is dominated by banking.
The Government retains stakes in several banks, and the Bank of the Republic of Burundi oversees the activities of commercial banks.
International Financial Institutions in Burundi
Burundi, as a signatory to the agreement between African, Caribbean and Pacific nations (ACP) and the European Union, known as the Cotonou Agreement, has access to the facilities of the European Investment Bank (EIB). As a member of the World Bank, the projects of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) also apply to Burundi.
Other potential financial sources for development projects include the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Preferential Trade Area Bank (PTA), World Bank and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
The Financial Institutions in Burundi have been summarized to include the following