Where We Work
Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Australia has a population of approximately 24 million which is focused in the southeast of the country. This region is the most economically stable, industrialised and ethnically diverse. The centre and west of the country are sparsely populated. The major population centres are on the coasts: Perth on the west, Adelaide and Melbourne on the south and Sydney and Brisbane on the east.
Australia has a free market economy which is the 13th biggest in the world. Despite the recent financial crisis, economic growth, which has been continuous since 1992, is forecast to continue for the next five years. The largest sector of the economy is the service sector, which accounted for 71% of Gross Domestic Product in 2008.
Burundi is a small landlocked country that is densely populated with about 10.6 million inhabitants. The capital city is Bujumbura. The economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture, which employs 90% of the population, though cultivable land is extremely scarce.
More than a decade of conflict has devastated much of the country’s physical, social and human capital, but substantial improvements have occurred over the past decade.
Burundi is now enjoying its first decade of moderate economic growth, but poverty remains widespread. 60% of the population remains deprived of basic food needs, although this number declined by 6% between 2006 and 2012.
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