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Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso team’s rationale for choosing to study the country was the interest of the team in investigating risks and mitigation strategies in states that are prone to coup d’états. Operating in states that see governments often in transition presents diverse, and often unexpected risks and circumstances that must be accounted for and mitigated. Specifically, the Burkina Faso team is focusing on risks and mitigation strategies in the local gold production industry – an industry of high risk but also high reward in the West African region.

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