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Welcome To Burundi
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  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Burundi

A landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Africa, the Republic of Burundi (as we know it now) formed five centuries ago, occupied by the Twa, Tutsi and Hutu peoples. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the area was occupied by Germany and then Belgium. Burundi gained independence in 1959, but social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu led to political unrest, civil war and ultimately the genoc'de of up to 100,000 Hutu. Acts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity remain unpunished. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Know of an MR agency based in Burundi? We don't - please get in touch


Fast Facts
Map of Burundi
CAPITAL: Bujumbura
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 27,830 sq km
POPULATION: 10,216,190 (July 2011 est taking in to account the effect of AIDS in the region)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Kirundi, French
Lake Tanganyika, Burundi
Lake Tanganyika, Burundi


White Source: For centuries, the source of the river Nile was known to be somewhere in the interior of Africa. In Roman times, the phrase caput Nili qurere, 'to search for the head of the Nile', was used as a metaphor for any foolish or impossible endeavour, and many explorers tried and failed to reach the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon' from which the river emerged. There is still some controversy today about the true source, not least because the Nile before it reaches Khartoum in Sudan is two rivers, the Blue and the White Nile. However Burundi has a good claim to contain the source of the longer White Nile, which starts out as the Kagera River, flowing into Lake Victoria.

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Burundi in Profile

A landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Africa, the Republic of Burundi (as we know it now) formed five centuries ago, occupied by the Twa, Tutsi and Hutu peoples. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the area was occupied by Germany and then Belgium. Burundi gained independence in 1959, but social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu led to political unrest, civil war and ultimately the genoc'de of up to 100,000 Hutu. Acts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity remain unpunished.

Between 2006 and 2008, efforts to rebuild Burundi were held back by repeated clashes between the government and the FLN (Forces for National Liberation), the latter using child soldiers and attacking civilians, according to Amnesty International. Since a ceasefire in 2008, Burundi's President and the leader of the FLN continue to negotiate for peace. Currently, 450,000 refugees have returned to Burundi as camps close down. The economy of the country is on its knees - it has the lowest per capita gross income in the world.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $3.418 billion (2010 est.) - $300 (2010 est.) per capita

Religions Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%

Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF) - GBP 1 = BIF 1961

Telephone Code: +257

Overview of the Research Industry

MR Association(s):

Burundi has no MR association and no locally-based research providers as far as we know. If you know differently, please get in touch!

Statistics: According to ESOMAR, the East African MR Industry (Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) had a turnover of $USD 34m in 2009, representing net growth of 14% on 2008.
Source: ESOMAR

Overview of Trade and Industry

Due to its unfortunate recent history, its geographical situation and the prevalence of AIDS, Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Approximately 80% of the population live in poverty.

Agriculture is the main industry and coffee makes up 93% of the country's exports. There is also thought to be some promise in mineral deposits.

Burundi is part of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation.

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