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Mali - Country assistance strategy progress report for the period FY08-FY11 (English)

The Country Assistance Strategy Progress Report (CASPR) reviews the relevance of the Bank's FY08-11 Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Mali. The CAS supports Mali's second poverty reduction strategy, the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Framework (GPRSF), designed as the first phase of the 10-year action plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2007-2011 GPRSF promotes strong growth of average 7 percent per year and targets a reduction in poverty incidence from 56 percent in 2007 to 51.2 percent in 2011 through wealth generation, employment creation and strengthened public sector performance. The CASPR confirms that the strategic priorities of the CAS remain relevant and well aligned with national priorities and the Africa strategy, and that progress toward CAS outcomes is broadly on track. The Bank's interventions, through its two strategic objectives to promote rapid and broad based growth and to strengthen public sector performance, remain valid. Given Mali landlocked status, vulnerability to external shocks, low level of human development, and administrative capacity constraints, the new Africa strategy endorsed by the Board of Director on March 1, 2011 provides a solid framework for moving towards achieving the CAS strategic goals. In that context, the CASPR emphasizes the need for attention in the key areas of competitiveness and employment, vulnerability and resilience, as well as governance and public sector capacity while deploying our partnership for more inclusive growth and social cohesion. Therefore, during the proposed CAS extension period, the Bank program will be a continuation of activities undertaken to support the GoM to enhance the regulatory and institutional framework for infrastructure and private investment to improve the provision of critical production factors as well as economic productivity and diversification, and to strengthen public sector efficiency for improved access to and delivery of basic social services. In addition, in order to take into account emerging challenges related to the volatility of commodity prices and the national and regional security situation and to respond to GoM's new priorities, special emphasis will be devoted to supporting the human development agenda and helping the GoM to address the population, education, youth, social protection, and urban and peri-urban challenges.


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    Mali - Country assistance strategy progress report for the period FY08-FY11

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    gender and energy;finance for water;adaptation to climate variability;urban water supply and sanitation;Analytical and Advisory Activities;Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise;information and communication technology sector;access to potable water;real gross domestic product;Demand for Good Governance;vocational education and training;external current account balance;volatility of commodity prices;access to health service;external current account deficit;terms of trade shock;Management of Natural Resources;French Agency for Development;socially sustainable development;population and reproductive health;governance and public sector;resilience to climate change;Public Expenditure Management;



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Mali - Country assistance strategy progress report for the period FY08-FY11 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.