Thursday, 5 September 2013

Development of Mali: The gradual return of partners

Development partners such as UNDP, the U.S., the French Development Agency, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund ... strongly committed to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, and had suspended all help our country, with the exception of humanitarian assistance that fell within the emergency in a country occupied nearly two-thirds by terrorism. Our country already economically fragile had thus experienced in the wilderness, because the power transition has been weaned hundreds of billions of FCFA that development partners are drained annually as budget support and other. It could also be otherwise when we know that the institutions of the international cooperation plays a role increasingly greater role in development issues of states with fragile economies like ours. As an illustration, at least 30% of the national budget Mali consists of official development assistance, if one believes national experts. In addition, it finances public investment in our country at 70%, or 300 to FCFA 400 billion, according to the same sources. So just why Malians do not hide their hope in relation to the recovery for some time, international cooperation with our country, even if some partners are still in the announcement effects. The observers opinion well steeped in question, this attention Mali is the subject sounds like the recognition of how dominant that our country has played in recent years in the international arena to improve the effectiveness of role development aid. As a reminder, Mali participated in various surveys monitoring the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2006-2008). Anything that had allowed the principles of aid effectiveness of attention at ministerial level at the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Accra in September 2008 and provide concrete to develop the preparation of the action is out program bases. The third and final round of monitoring which helped establish to what extent the objectives of the Paris Declaration have been achieved, was coordinated by Mali in 2011 and relied on the results of surveys in 2006 and 2008. According to experts, participating in surveys in 2006, 2008 and 2011, Mali has helped demonstrate the importance of monitoring the effectiveness of aid to improve its impact on development.

 However, if they are pleased with the partial recovery of state aid to Mali, many of our countrymen have real concerns over the mobilization of 3.2 billion Euros, more than 2000 billion FCFA promised to our country during the donor conference in mid-May 2013. These concerns are justified as they remember that the slowness was criticized in the disbursement of the Trust multi-donor funds in Southern Sudan. Worst deficiencies in results were noted in the management of the fund.

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