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Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador Jorma Paukku  
Capital city Bujumbura  
countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection 50 pma  
CPIA equity of public resource use rating 3 [58th of 75]
CPIA quality of public administration rating 2.5 [58th of 75]
Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [257] 222926  
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 342-2578  
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 342-2574  
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Address
325 Dalhousie St, Suite 815
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Neighbourhood Byward Market  
Flag modification 28 [24th of 197]
Foreign relations of Western Sahara > States recognizing the SADR > Date of recognition March 1, 1976  
General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth -3.39 % [126th of 147]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU 8968361000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU 244798500000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ 227,458,800 $ [129th of 169]
    General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.284 $ per $1 of GDP [6th of 184]
Independence Day > Date July 1  
Legal origin
French
Management time dealing with officials > % of management time 5.7 % [19th of 38]
Parliamentary seats > Female 6% [105th of 143]
Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 14.3 % [5th of 38]
political parties > Multi party  
Political parties and leaders > A note
a multiparty system was introduced after 1998, included are: Burundi African Alliance for the Salvation or ABASA [Terrence NSANZE]; Rally for Democracy and Economic and Social Development or RADDES [Joseph NZENZIMANA]; Party for National Redress or PARENA [Jean-Baptiste BAGAZA]; People's Reconciliation Party or PRP [Mathias HITIMANA]
Procedures to build a warehouse > number 18 [68th of 168]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number 47 [28th of 170]
Procedures to register property > number 5 [121st of 167]
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > % 30.5 % [18th of 174]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number 11 [56th of 171]
Status transition  
Time required to build a warehouse > days 302 days [22nd of 168]
Time required to enforce a contract > days 403 days [108th of 171]
Time required to register property > days 94 days [46th of 167]
Time required to start a business > days 43 days [67th of 171]
Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours 140 hours [124th of 169]
Time to resolve insolvency > years 4 years [45th of 151]
Trademarks, nonresidents 132 [68th of 99]
Trademarks, residents 20 [66th of 98]
Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
Burundi and Rwanda dispute sections of border on the Akanyaru/Kanyaru and the Kagera/Nyabarongo rivers, which have changed course since the 1960s, when the boundary was delimited; cross-border conflicts among Tutsi, Hutu, other ethnic groups, associated political rebels, armed gangs, and various government forces persist in the Great Lakes region
UN membership date 18 Sep. 1962  
United Nations mission
http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/briefs/vol2/v2n13bur.html
http://www.usip.org/oc/events/burundi.html
http://allafrica.com/burundi/
Washington, D.C. embassies > Neighborhood Glover Park  

SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of Ambassadors from Finland ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright length ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of embassies and high commissions in Ottawa ; Flagspot; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Western Sahara ; Wikipedia: Independence Day ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia: List of political parties ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; electionworld.org; Wisconsin High School Model United Nations; Wikipedia: List of Washington, D.C. embassies

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi

Democracy
 
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 2.77 [106th of 118]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 3.58 [101st of 119]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 3.64 [93rd of 119]
Civil and political liberties 1 [119th of 140]
CPIA gender equality rating 3.5 [28th of 75]
CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average 3 [58th of 75]
CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating 2.5 [46th of 75]
CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average 2.7 [56th of 75]
CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating 3 [24th of 75]
Electoral system party list  
Electoral system type proportional  
Female candidacy 1,961 [36th of 161]
Female ministers 10.2% [74th of 125]
Female parliamentarians 14.4% [58th of 157]
Female suffrage 1961  
First female parliamentarian 1982 (elected)  
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.85782905080411 [130th of 183]
Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality No  
Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 91.4% [13th of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Total vote 2,156,660 [78th of 154]
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 75.4 [36th of 117]
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 2,360,090 [93rd of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 2,859,840 [91st of 163]
Presidential elections > Invalid votes 0.9% [54th of 61]
Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout 97.3% [1st of 86]
Presidential elections > Total vote 2,291,750 [47th of 87]
Presidential elections > Turnout 80.1 [13th of 82]
Presidential elections > Voter registration 2,355,130 [61st of 86]
Presidential elections > Voting age population 2,859,840 [61st of 91]

SOURCES
Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http://www.bertelsmann-transformation ... /BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001; World Development Indicators database; No comment is being made on the state of democracy. Categorizations are based on the electoral law, or the last competitive election held; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source: Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Wikipedia: Homosexuality laws of the world ; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi
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