WTO accession
31 May 1995
Population
15,839,538
Per capita growth rate (%)
2.6
Poverty head count (%)
50.4
WB Ease of Doing Business rank
155
Share of international non-oil trade (%)
0.835
Value of non-oil goods traded (in US$ million)
2314
Logistics performance Index (LPI)
2.27
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Mali's Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) and Action Matrix, "Expanding and Diversifying Trade for Growth and Poverty Reduction" were validated in December 2004. As part of the Integrated Framework (IF), the main DTIS Action Matrix recommendations were incorporated into the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for 2007 to 2011 as well as into the third PRSP for 2012 to 2017 under the EIF.

 

The IF National Implementation Unit (NIU) was established in 2005, and Mali benefited from four Window II IF Projects including: (i) Mango export support; (ii) Support for cultural exports; (iii) Institutional support; and (iv) Export Credit guarantee fund for SMEs. These projects helped to strengthen important sub-chains of mango production, as well as the marketing and export sectors and contributed to an overall increase of mango production and of income for mango producers. Moreover, improved credit provision schemes enabled farmers to refine their production techniques and grow better quality mangoes.

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Under the EIF, Mali is implementing its Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project since August 2010, having been approved by the EIF Board in July 2010. The project aims to develop capacities linked to the integration of Mali in the global trading system by implementing the priority actions identified in the DTIS Action Matrix. The Tier 1 project also helps to facilitate the updating of Mali's DTIS which would provide the Ministry of Trade with the opportunity to incorporate the DTIS Update (DTISU) findings into the mid-term review of the current PRSP for 2012-2017.

Mali's Tier 2 project on gum arabic was approved by the EIF Board in February 2012. The gum arabic project aims to increase production and improve quality and value chain promotion through public-private partnerships that will contribute to the increase of revenues of producers, collectors and exporters of gum arabic. The project is centered in six regions (some of the most vulnerable provinces in Mali) covering 10,000 hectares of land to be planted with acacia trees with a focus on reducing poverty and addressing environmental degradation and sustainable land management.

Mali's DTISU was approved by the EIF Board in October 2013 and is on-going with UNCTAD as the Main Implementing Entity.

Main progresses to date

Tier 1 project

Trade has been mainstreamed in the PRSP for 2012-2017. Moreover, there has been increased national funding for the EIF programme implementation. The Government of Mali has adopted the Financial Law 2014 with a provisional allocation of 1,500,000,000 FCFA (US$3 million) for 2014.

Mali's political commitment has also been focused on clear trade and development outcomes and in 2013 the Government disbursed 1,382,760,666 FCFA (US$2.7 million) for EIF programme activities. From 2012 to 2017, funding has been allocated to trade priorities that have been mainstreamed in the current PRSP. Moreover, there is additional support with strong donor coordination, as supported by the EIF, which comes under a Joint Assistance Strategy with a clear focus on trade issues, alongside a well-organized and active private sector, which participates in the formulation of EIF project proposals.

Successful mainstreaming of the trade agenda through the EIF, has enabled Mali to raise funding from the Agence Française de Développement (€1.5 million for trade capacity building), from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (US$518,000 for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) capacity building in the vegetable and fruit sectors), and from UNDP (€1.5 million). The Government has also provided its own share to back the trade programme, and, in 2011, the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework contained funding for trade priorities mainstreamed into the PRSP.

Strong EIF NIAs have been put in place, including an inter-ministerial Committee on EIF and Aid for Trade chaired by the Prime Minister. In May 2014, Denmark agreed to take over the role of the EIF Donor Facilitator.

On the basis of Mali's DTIS and sectoral strategies, the trade agenda and the EIF are firmly embedded in Mali's current Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2012-2017, which currently receives significant sector support. The EIF NIU are working on two Tier 2 project proposals on support to mango exports and on shea butter.

The EIF programme in Mali continues to strengthen the mango processing sector, adding value to products such as jams and dried fruit, empowering rural women's cooperatives and the broader private sector. Processing units for fruits and vegetables are being set-up in the cooperatives and women are trained in production techniques such as French jam-making. This success has been taken forward in other non-seasonal sectors such as gum arabic, shea butter and there is now a clear linkage between the integration of these sectors into national programmes and the Government budget.

Some of the initiatives taken to boost mango exports have included: enhancing credit provision to mango exporters; improving the quality of Malian mangoes through phyto-sanitary treatment of mango orchards; training and tailored support for the private sector (mango exporters) to be able to meet the Global Gap Certification standards to export to European markets; efforts made to put in place a quality management system within these private companies; securing international profile at trade fairs and equipping the PLAZA station to oversee the quality of mango phyto-sanitary standards for export.

Despite the political setbacks since March 2013, training and capacity building activities have been supported by the NIU for women active in the agriculture sector, private sector representatives, fruit producers, exporters and officials from other line Ministries.

Communication and outreach activities have also helped Mali enhance the visibility of the EIF programme beyond its primary stakeholders. This has been done through many outreach and sensitization activities to promote country ownership of the programme, including externally at trade fairs and through the national EIF website (http://www.cadreintegremali.org/). As a result, this has helped to bring on board a range of stakeholders, for example in the mango sector. These networks are featured in the EIF "Trade Works" film, and there has been high-profile coverage of the programme with flyers, in an economic trade magazine, as well as through TV and print coverage. Mali also features in the EIF country profile series, which has been widely used to promote the visibility of the programme's objectives as part of the national trade agenda.

In December 2010, Mali hosted an EIF regional awareness raising workshop for Central and Western Africa focused on sharing experiences on trade mainstreaming, coordination efforts and sharing of regional country examples.

Tier 2 project

Mali’s gum arabic project aims to increase the revenue of producers, collectors and exporters, thereby reducing poverty in Mali through the development and exportation of gum arabic. In Mali, 370,500 people depend on the production of gum arabic, of which 80% (296,400) are women. Moreover, over 60% of Mali's total surface area of 1.22 million km2 is in desert or semi-desert zones, and 20% is in the Sahelian zone, the gum arabic Tier 2 project is part of regional efforts in the "Great Green Wall of Africa" initiative aimed at halting the advancing Sahara desert.

Outlook

Mali is working on its Tier 1 Phase 2 extension proposal in order to continue implementing its Tier 1 project objectives.

Work is ongoing on the Tier 2 project proposals on mango and shea butter.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationNoYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesNoNo
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/A3
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesNoNo
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/AN/A
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/AN/A
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategies21
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionYesYes
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanism21
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)YesYes
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related matters32
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesYesYes
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)YesYes
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODA11
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyYesYes
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix15
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)8144

Higher productivity and improved quality contributed to a 732% increase in mango export volumes between 2005 and 2012, which has generated enhanced revenues for mango producers of around 120,000 FCFA (US$243) per ton (an increase of 240% since 2010). Fifteen mango exporters were able to meet the standards (Global Gap Certification) and access the European market.

DTIS Update

Approved Budget
100,000
Board Approval Date
14/07/2010
Disbursement
0
Expenditure Reported
0
Phase
Implementation

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
02/11/2013
Approved Budget
200,000
Board Approval Date
14/07/2010
Disbursement
200,000
Expenditure Reported
200,000
MOU Approval Date
23/10/2013
MOU Expiry Date
31/12/2015
Phase
Completed

NIA Support (T1 Phase 1 and 2)

Starting date / End date
13/08/2010
Approved Budget
1,499,378
Board Approval Date
14/07/2010
Disbursement
1,349,378
Expenditure Reported
1,220,592
MOU Approval Date
09/08/2010
MOU Expiry Date
31/03/2017
Phase
Implementation

Projet de renforcement des capacités productives et commerciales de la filière gomme arabique au Mali

Starting date / End date
04/09/2013
Approved Budget
4,369,153
Board Approval Date
17/02/2012
Disbursement
2,102,328
Expenditure Reported
1,192,072
MOU Approval Date
03/09/2013
MOU Expiry Date
03/09/2017
Phase
Implementation
Posted: 27/10/2016

In Mali, the Government's commitment to inclusive growth is recognized in the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (2012-2017) and the Strategic Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development (2016-2018), which both give priority to the poorest people, especially women in rural areas.

 

The EIF programme has supported this pro-poor development approach by helping to strengthen the participation of women in the shea butter, gum arabic, mango and livestock value chains. These sectors were selected, because they involve a significant number of poor people, particularly small‑scale producers and rural women.

 

The Yanfolila region, located 240 km south of the capital Bamako, is home to 200,000 people (with over 50% women), many of whom are trapped in the vicious circle of poverty. The region has limited capacity to fully exploit its significant agricultural potential, in part because of the complications associated with the uptake of gold mining in the region. Women in Yanfolila, who have traditionally had limited educational and entrepreneurship opportunities, have been organized into Cooperatives, which have provided training on fruit production and quality and food hygiene standards. The Cooperatives have also adopted a community approach and have invested in fruit processing.

 

Through the EIF, 465 women in Yanfolila have been able to earn higher wages through mango farming and jam-making. The EIF has also assisted them in improving mango quality through phytosanitary treatments of mango orchards; popularized good agricultural practices; guided a dozen exporters to receive the GLOBAL CAP certification; and provided marketing support at national and international trade events.

 

Together with Development Partners, the Government of Mali through the EIF framework has established a fruit processing unit for the production of mango jam to support the Djiguiya Women Cooperative of Yanfolila, which has approximately 100 members. The Yanfolila fruit processing unit (ULTRAFRUY) seeks to empower these women by adding value to local fruits. Presently, the unit can produce up to 120,000 jars of 220 grammes annually. Now each of the 20 women in the processing unit earns a monthly salary of 150,000 FCFA (approximately US$255).

 

To maximize gains and grow women's income, ULTRAFRUY is planning to produce different jams (mango, orange, papaya, etc.) according to the fruit season. Through the EIF programme, the women representatives of ULTRAFRUY have also been assisted to participate in the Milan World Export Fair and the Dakar International Fair. As a result, promotional sales of mango jams totalled approximately US$3,778 (4,460 pots).

 

With EIF support, ULTRAFRUY also received the ISO 22000 certification (food safety management), and 16 women from the Cooperative have been trained in quality and food hygiene standards. Two hundred actors in the mango value chain were also sensitized to, and trained on, phytosanitary treatment techniques for mango orchards and Good Agricultural Practices. Mango jam is now exported to Europe, the United States of America, the Gulf Countries and North Africa. On the local market, the mango jam is sold to hotels and supermarkets. Procurement to serve airlines and negotiations with the AZALAÏ Hotels Group to supply the Group's hotels in many cities of the sub-region is currently ongoing.

 

The EIF has also supported efforts to export dried mangoes. Support to the women has been primarily focused on acquiring dryers; providing training on standards, including good hygiene practices; and introducing and promoting a quality management system for SMEs. This support to the mango value chain has contributed to an increase of both fresh and processed mango exports, which totalled approximately US$22 million in 2015.

 

Mali's inclusive approach is leading to a balanced and sustainable development, while laying the groundwork for a resilient economy. Investing in women has yielded greater benefits for change in the community, with Cooperatives working together to build a brighter future for their families and communities.

 

"Thanks to the (Enhanced) Integrated Framework, there is a lot we can do now. Before, we were not supported. The (Enhanced) Integrated Framework has trained us, they've organized many trainings. Before, we used to go to the fields with small crates to carry the mango, now we can use the minibuses…The situation has improved for the family and for the children and for ourselves, our behaviour, even our clothing has improved!" Assetou Samaké, President Yiriden Nyuma Cooperative, Mali.

Posted: 29/09/2016

Geneva, 28 September 2016

 

A strong all-female panel engaged in lively discussions on how to enhance women's economic empowerment through trade and how to bring women's work from the margins to the mainstream in an event organized by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the WTO Public Forum.

 

Opening the session and setting the stage for the discussions, Mr Ratnakar Adhikari, the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the EIF, highlighted some of the many challenges that women face while trading and elaborated on the meaning of women's empowerment as reflected in the recently published Report of the UN Secretary-General's High‑Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment entitled "Leave No One behind: A call to action for gender equality and women's economic empowerment".

 

"Expanding women's economic opportunities is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For far too long, women have not been recognized as major economic actors," Mr Adhikari said, adding that "in most of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), they have been excluded from taking advantage of the vast economic opportunities, of seizing the chance to support themselves through work enterprises and from shaping and controlling their own future and having their own voice."

 

Taking over the session, the moderator, H.E. Mrs Yvette Stevens, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Geneva, also highlighted the challenges that women face in the LDCs and invited the panel to tackle and address the challenges and look into ways to accelerate progress and to mobilize the global community to expand women's economic opportunities. "Today, we will see how the EIF programme – a programme dedicated to building trade‑related capacity in all of the LDCs – is aiming at expanding women's economic opportunities in the LDCs in a bid to achieve inclusive trade," she said.

 

H.E. Ms Aya Thiam Diallo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mali in Geneva, made a presentation on behalf of Ms Coulibaly Aïssata Touré, a mango exporter and manager of the Société de Valorisation des Fruits (SOVAFY) and President of the Network of Women Economic Operators (RFOE) of Mali. H.E. Ms Diallo highlighted that women in West Africa were now active in the trade and processing sectors through support received from capacity building and training, which were vital elements for enhancing women's skills. "Through the support of the EIF programme, women in Cooperatives have been equipped with skills, processing mangoes into mango jam that is now exported to Europe and the United States of America," she said while displaying a pot of mango jam. "Now it is important to ensure that the results achieved will produce long-term lasting impact and that the revenue is being sustained. In this respect, public-private partnerships foster this principle," she concluded.

 

Mrs SENG Takakneary, the Founder of SentosaSilk and the President of the Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs Association, spoke on behalf of the 14 women-owned businesses supported by the EIF working with weavers in rural areas, of which 86% are women, to improve their technical and marketing skills. "Because of the project, SentoSaSilk expanded the number of contracted weavers from 9 in 2012 to 20 in 2015. Two weavers entered formal contracts to deliver exclusive designs to SentoSaSilk. The company plans to have formal contracts with more weavers to ensure consistent supplies, while providing more confidence to contracted weavers."

 

On the other hand, Ms Kuvien Para, a Co-owner and Manager of the Dolphin View Beach business in Solomon Islands and one of the three local female tourism operators receiving EIF support, highlighted how the grant had benefitted her community. "Tourism plays a vital role in the lives of the people of the Solomon Islands. With the support of the EIF, we could make improvements to our small facility, which prompted an increase in room occupancy at the Dolphin View Beach from only two to seven per week. This helps to employ more women in the resort as well as purchase more food crops from women engaged in subsistence farming," Ms Para said, also calling on additional support to improve marketing and investment opportunities of the tourism sector.

 

Representing Ms Louise Kayonga, Secretary of the Women's Cooperative Twagure Amarembo, Mr Edouard Bizumuremyi from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda in Geneva, highlighted the EIF support to the national cross-border trade strategy. "In Rwanda, gender equality is woven into the national trade and development vision of the country. However, some challenges persist, notably the harassment indulged in informal cross‑border trade, the lack of warehouses and the lack of business skills," he said.

 

On the development partners' side, H.E. Ms Terhi Hakala, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland in Geneva, highlighted how gender equality made economic sense, adding that the "EIF as a global partnership is uniquely placed to empower women in the poorest countries".

 

H.E. Ms Elsbeth Akkerman, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva, highlighted how gender equality helped to make countries more stable. Ms Susan Barton, Senior Trade Policy Adviser, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom, added that there was an incentive to empower women, since this led to growth and had been identified in different sectors of the analytical studies. However, she also noted the need for gender-disaggregated data.

 

On the International Partner Agencies side, Ms Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, said, "The EIF is good, because it is focused, it is effective and it is catalytic. Our projects funded through the EIF in Benin, Lesotho and Nepal help women to overcome specific constraints." Mr Paul Brenton, Lead Economist of the World Bank, highlighted how the World Bank had incorporated the gender component in the key analytical studies that they had undertaken, for instance in Mauritania and Zambia.

 

Summing up the discussions, Ambassador Stevens noted how the session had demonstrated the ways in which the EIF was supporting women's economic empowerment, in enhancing women's capacity to trade and creating equal opportunities, as well as by providing a level playing field for both men and women. "We have seen that women's economic empowerment is possible if governments take the lead by implementing gender-conducive policies to promote inclusive growth and women's economic empowerment, for instance in Rwanda. And that focusing on successful sectoral examples and good practice also provides a promising path to lift women out of poverty, such as the example of Mali," she said, adding that, "from the presentations, it is evident that the business sector can lead by changing the business culture and practices, especially through the promotion and visibility of women‑owned enterprises. This has been highlighted in the Cambodian presentation."

 

"Platforms such as the EIF, Development Partners and International Organizations can play a critical role in supporting reforms and investments, as is the case of the eco-tourism grants provided to female tourism operators in the Solomon Islands," Ambassador Stevens said, concluding that the gender collective voice was critical, especially from women's groups to advocate, represent and hold decision-makers accountable. "Each of our voices today can be a driver of change in achieving women's economic empowerment," she said.

Posted: 30/10/2015

Mali: Concerted support for a sustainable trading future

"Through the project, four municipalities of Bema District have now come together to protect acacia and promote and market gum arabic… this has meant many employment opportunities for our young people to earn an income and resist the temptation to venture abroad seeking jobs." – Oumar Cissokho, gum arabic producer

Mali has continually taken large strides to use trade as a lever to achieve its development goals, to support its poor rural communities, in particular women, and to protect its resources and the environment.

The Government has provided its own share to back the trade programme and has been able to significantly complement EIF funding with other sources and to coordinate development assistance behind national priorities. With EIF support, trade is one of the key sectors firmly embedded in the current Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2012-2017, and with the adoption of the 2014 Financial Law, the Government of Mali allocated the sum of 1,500,000,000 FCFA (US$ 3 million) for 2014 for EIF Programme implementation, up from 1,382,760,666 FCFA (US$ 2.7 million) disbursed by the Government in 2013 for EIF Programme activities.

Despite the political unrest over the recent years, Mali has made real strides in realizing the potential that trade, and through the EIF as a catalyst in these efforts, can make to growth, lifting people out of poverty, and to sustainable land management. As a result, Mali has secured an international profile at trade fairs, including at the Milan Expo on the invitation to, and with the technical cooperation of the Knowledge, Innovations, Policies and Territorial Practices for the United Nations Millennium Platform (KIP International School).

At the Expo, Mali presented an exhibition to demonstrate their work, strategies and results in supporting the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and women empowerment through inter-sectorial activities for agro-products and forestry trade. A selection of fresh mangoes and jams and juices produced from tropical fruits (mango, hibiscus, baobab and ginger) were offered as tastings to participants, while shea butter and gum arabic in hard compound and crumbly rubber balls as well as crushed seeds were also displayed. Interactive sessions were held with the women representatives from the mango cooperatives who provided testimonies on how women in rural cooperatives were being trained in processing techniques for fruits and vegetables, a contribution to the sector's value addition. Documentaries on how the EIF is supporting private and local community initiatives in non-traditional agricultural sectors like mango, shea butter, gum arabic and related sub-products was also showcased.

Many participants visited the EIF Mali stand, and many promising contacts were established with prospective importers of products from Mali. Discussions with KIP International School also resulted into an agreement to create three local development agencies in Mali and to provide support to developing strategic development plans, opportunities for training, promoting innovation, gender equality, social inclusion and a green economy.

The three local economic sectors (mango, shea butter and gum arabic) supported by the EIF and showcased at the Milan Expo are also representative of Mali's inclusive developmental approach in building local skills and supporting the processing of local products, while respecting local knowledge.

In the mango sector, for example, the EIF has assisted in fundraising to improve mango quality in the regions through phytosanitary treatment of mango orchards; popularization of good agricultural practices; raising awareness, information and capacity building of the different actors in the value chain (farmers, producers, traders and exporters); guidance and support to the GLOBAL CAP certification for a dozen exporters; and marketing support at national and international trade events. For the dried mangoes, support has been primarily focused on acquiring dryers; providing training on standards, including good hygiene practices; and introducing and promoting a quality management system in processing SMEs.

Moreover, in terms of value addition, the EIF has also promoted the building of a fruit-processing unit of mango marmalade in Yanfolila. The Yanfolila fruit-processing unit operates for the benefit of rural women and seeks to empower women to add value to local fruits. At present, the unit can produce up to 120,000 jars of 220 grammes annually. All these efforts, combined with the support from other development partners, have contributed to the increase in the mango export volume, which rose from 25,890 tonnes in 2013 to 37,573 tonnes in 2014, marking a 45.13% increase. As a result, the sales increased from 14 billion FCFA (US$ 24.3 million) in 2013 to 20 billion FCFA (US$ 34.7 million) in 2014. With the recently acquired ISO 22000 certification, Mali now hopes to export over 300,000 jars of mango jam to Europe and the United States of America in 2016.

Mali's shea butter industry provides a source of income to mainly rural women, with most of them being informal workers. The EIF Programme in Mali working with all industry stakeholders is helping shape the shea butter sector into a structured industry in order to make it competitive on the international market.

The EIF is also supporting gum arabic through a project that takes on issues of sustainable ecological development. This includes the need to preserve the arid region of the country, while supporting the creation of local jobs as an alternative to migration, as well as ensuring local community ownership over natural resources. The project also aims to develop infrastructure for storage and transportation to ensure adequate access to production zones and getting products to destination markets.

The EIF‑supported gum arabic project aims to increase the production and improve the quality and value chain promotion through public-private partnerships, which will contribute to the increase of revenues of producers, collectors and exporters of gum arabic. It supports the large communities who depend on the production of gum arabic (370,500 people, of which 80% (296,400) are women). The project focuses on six regions – some of the most vulnerable provinces in Mali – and covers 10,000 hectares of land being planted with acacia trees with a focus on reducing poverty and addressing environmental degradation and sustainable land management. With over 60% of Mali's total surface area in desert or semi-desert zones and 20% in the Sahelian zone, the gum arabic Tier 2 project is also part of regional efforts in the "Great Green Wall of Africa" initiative aimed at halting the advancing Sahara desert.

Mali's trade sector is firmly positioned within its current and future development strategies, and the trade agenda is being championed at the highest level. With strong backing from local stakeholders, there is now a clear link integrating identified sectors into national programmes and the budget. Long-term prospects indicate how Mali is driving its development path through promoting the value of trade and reaping the rewards of national buy-in to the process. Mali's future development is set on the path of building on the success that trade has had to lift rural communities, and in particular women, out of poverty. 

Focal Point

Mr. Modibo KEÏTA
Inspecteur des Services Economiques, Directeur National du Commerce et de la Concurrence
Ministère du Commerce et de l'Industrie
Route de Sotuba - BP 201
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 223 20 29 49 28 /21 21 08 20

NIU Coordinator

M. Mohamed SIDIBE
Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence, Inspecteur des Services Economiques
Ministere du Commerce et de l'Industrie
Niarela Rue 361 - Porte 30 Bamako
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 223 221 23 14

EIF NIU Team

Mr. Madina DIA
Unité de Mise en oeuvre du Cadre Intégré , Assistante Administrative et Financière
Ministère du Commerce
Niarela Rue 461- Porte 30
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 00223 20 21 26 73/ 66 75 24 05
M. Djibril SIDIBÉ
Unité de Mise en oeuvre du Cadre Intégré, Chargé de Politique Commerciale
Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence
Niarela Rue 361- Porte 30 Bamako
Bamako, Mali
Tel: -223 20 21 26 73
M. Issoufi Halassi MAÏGA
Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence, Expert Chargé du Suivi des Projets et de Renforcement des Capacites Commerciales
Ministère du Commerce du Mali.
Quartier Niarela Rue 361 - Porte 30 Bamako
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 223 20 21 26 73
Mr. Karamoko TRAORE
Unité de Mise en oeuvre du Cadre Intégré , Assistant d'Equipe
Ministère du Commerce
"Niarela Rue 461- Porte 30 "
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 00223 20 21 26 73/00223 75 09 80 96

Donor Facilitator

M. Bocar DIT SIRÉ BA
Embassy of Denmark
Bamako, Mali

WB Contact

Mr. Cheikh DIOP
Resident Economist
The World Bank
B.P. 1864 Quartier du Fleuve rue 321 Mdiarra@worldbank.org "
Bamako, Mali
Tel: +00223 20 22 22 83/ 00223 20 22 22 83
Mr. Paul Numba UM
WB Africa, Directeur des Opérations
The World Bank
B.P. 1864 Quartier du Fleuve rue 321 Mdiarra@worldbank.org "
Bamako, Mali
Tel: +223 20 22 22 83/ 00223 20 22 22 83

UNDP Contact

M. Alassane BA
National Economist
UNDP
, Mali
Tel: -
Mr. Jean LUC STALON
Directeur Pays Adjoint/Programme
UNDP
Immeuble Badala, Badabougou Est, près PAM
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 44 98 03 42/75.99.54.55
Mr. Boubou CAMARA
Directeur Pays
UNDP
Immeuble Badala, Badabougou Est, près PAM
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 44 98 03 42/75.99.54.53

Other

Mr. Abdel Kader KONATE
Ministre du Commerce, Président du Comité National de Pilotage du Cadre Intégré et de l'Aide pour le Commerce
Ministère du Commerce
Cité administrative
Bamako, Mali
Tel: 00223 20 79 57 98
EIF: Supporting the Development of Small Enterprises and their Markets through Trade in Mali
EIF Trade Impact Stories
Mali EDIC / DTIS 2015
Mali: La Matrice D'action l'EDIC 2015
EIF Calendar 2015: THE EIF AND POST - 2015
Mali Annual Progress Report 2013
Mali gum arabic project press clippings
Delivering change in Mali: Investing in women and beyond
From the margins to the centre: Women's Economic Empowerment through Trade
Le Cadre Intégré Renforcé: construire pour le futur
The EIF: Building for the Future
MALI: Trade and poverty reduction
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