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Information Guide

In partnership with banks, microfinance and other stakeholders, the Government through the Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB) seeks to equip the population with knowledge on the themes of:

  • Management of income-generating activities,
  • savings in groups,
  • Main reasons for saving,
  • Techniques or strategies relating to savings,
  • Types of income-generating activities in the surrounding environment,
  • Daily savings procedures


Government Avenue
Tel: (257) 22 20 40 00 / 22 22 27 44
Fax: (257) 22 22 31 28
email: brb@brb.bi

Financial education in Burundi

In Burundi , financial education (FE), which is a non-financial service offered by Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs ) and banks in general and other actors in the capacity building of women for financial inclusion, has a great importance in the economy of the country.

Burundi is implementing its financial education policy through its national Financial Inclusion Strategy . Financial education is enabling beneficiaries to be equipped and to have access to credit regardless of the barriers that may arise to prevent them.

Financial education is the understanding of knowledge related to how money is earned, spent and saved, as well as the skills and ability to use financial resources to make informed and effective decisions with all available resources.

There are several studies, reports and other reference tools on financial inclusion and education on interventions led and implemented by different actors.

The results of the various documents show that the level of inclusion and financial education of women in Burundi are not satisfactory.

Financial Education in Burundi

Education for financial inclusion is a reality within the Banque de Republique du Burundi (BRB)

The Council for Education and Development (COPED)

contributes to improving access to financial services


trains beneficiaries on savings techniques, management of income-generating activities, group savings, etc.