Mali's third Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for 2012-17 (GPRSP-3)
Start: 2013-04-23, Publication: 2013-11-03
GOAL, OVERALL OBJECTIVE, AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES -- Medium-term and long-term goal: To make Mali an emerging country and
an agricultural, forestry, and stock breeding force, endowed with a good quality of life for its people, whatever their gender.
Overall objective of the 2012 - 17 GPRSP: To accelerate the achievement of the MDGs through inclusive development based on
the reduction of poverty and inequalities. Strategic objectives: (i) to build a transformed economy that is fully a part of
regional and global trade; (ii) to improve the social well-being of the people; and (iii) to consolidate the option of making
Mali a well-governed, safe, stable, and peaceful country for all its people.
To become an emerging country, Mali must achieve strong, sustainable, redistributive growth and an enhanced macroeconomic
framework, at the same time managing to transform and diversify its economic base.
- All Stakeholders: Expectations: A marked reduction of poverty and hunger, especially in rural areas; Considerable improvement in the access
of population groups, especially the poorest, to core social services: housing, schools, health centers and huts, ICTs, etc.
(quantity and quality); Proper implementation of programmed actions; Better management of financial resources; Better management
of the natural resources, so that they can contribute more to the economy
- Population Groups: Improved living conditions; Limited ecological vulnerability of the people; An increase in purchasing power; Involvement and
participation in public matters; The reduction of inequalities and better redistribution of wealth; The observance of human
rights; Not having to manage only day - to - day affairs; Feeling progress - oriented; Job availability ; An increase in opportunities
for income - generating activities; The availability of adequate quality socio - economic infrastructure; The existence of
equitable justice and equal treatment for all citizens; Better information concerning the GPRSP ; Better use of tax resources
by the authorities.
- Senior Government Authorities: Expectations: Better mobilization of the resources necessary for effective program implementation; The use of the GPRSP as
a tool for steering government action; The conduct of strategic studies and analyses to clarify and improve the decision -
making processes; The promotion of the people's support for government policies.
- Parliament: Expectations: The achievement of budgetary arbitrages of benefit to projects and programs that seek to improve the living
conditio ns of the most vulnerable population groups; The development of the capacity of Parliament to pass laws in favor
of rational management of public affairs and to engage in better monitoring of public governance (including environmental)
in all its aspects; The use of the GPRSP as a tool for monitoring and supervising government action.
- Sectoral Ministries: A better matching of the general and sectoral strategies, priorities, and budgetary programming (in particular, as regards
action plans and detailed secto ral financing); Better availability of financial resources; Better legibility of the sectoral
policies in the GPRSP , in terms of actions and results; Better coordination within and between the sectors; Better integration
of the cross - cutting dimensions in policies, plans, and programs; Coherent, synergistic implementation of sectoral policies;
Better indicators and targets; Better coordination of the contributions of the partners for a synergy of actions and results;
Effective planning in the context of shared accountability and liability.
- Local Governments: Expectations: Acceleration of the process of transferring competencies and resources; Increased financing of local and regional
development plans; Greater consideration of regional disparities; Decentralized manageme nt of poverty reduction programs;
Integration of the links between poverty and the environment in local development plans and programs.
- Partners - Technical & Financial: Expectations: Transparency and efficiency in the use of financial resources allocated by way of publ ic assistance; Results
- oriented management; The actual consideration of population and development issues, and integration of the demographic variable
in the planning of interventions; Efficient monitoring and evaluation; Better appreciation of the contrib utions of TFPs to
the financing of policies and to their impacts; The use of the GPRSP as a tool for dialogue with the government of Mali; An
alignment of support with the GPRSP ; National ownership; The greening of the GPRSP and the introduction of an oper ational
program for environmental monitoring, with EP - smart indicators, with a view to promoting development at low ecological and
social cost; The GPRSP as an effective tool for harmonizing assistance received from the TFPs as a whole.
- Civil Society: Expectations: To m ake the GPRSP a mechanism for establishing an inclusive, pooling approach, ensuring and guaranteeing the
participation of all the players in development; To be given a dynamic role as a mobilizer of individuals, groups, and communities,
that can facilitate social interaction, ownership, and participation by the people in defining, implementing, and supervising
policies; To enhance the capacity and the involvement of civil society players in the formulation, monitoring, and evaluation
of the GPRSP pillars; T o be an active member of the Policy Committee, of the Joint Mali/Development Partners Commission,
and of the GPRSP Steering Committee; To participate in the various consultation frameworks at all levels (national, regional,
local, and communal) on the GPRS P process, through the Regional Committee for Steering, Coordinating, and Monitoring Development
Actions (CROCSAD); the Local Committee for Steering, Coordinating, and Monitoring Development Actions (CLOCSAD); and the Policy
Circle Committee for Coordinati ng and Monitoring Development Actions (CCOCSAD); To ensure that public investment is distributed
throughout the nation and is known and monitored by all the players. In this regard, the civil society organizations (CSOs)
envisage being among the players in monitoring arrangements, but also retaining the possibility of alternative monitoring.
In this context, they plan to establish a mechanism for data collection at the national, regional, and local levels; The involvement
of university bodies and NGOs in th e debates and actions concerning management of the environment and climate, for better
environmental governance in Mali; Financing of the activities of the CSOs in keeping with their objectives; Equitable development
of benefit to all segments of society, especially the underprivileged (women, the handicapped).
- Private Sector: Expectations: Greater involvement in the formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of the GPRSP ; The fight against corruption;
The maintenance of macroeconomic environment stability; Enhancement of t he business climate; Simplification of the procedures
for registering enterprises and removal of the constraints on production; Better access to credit; The fight against fraud;
Sound policies for promotion and support of the productive sectors; Developme nt of the supply of training as dictated by
needs for labor; The observance of ownership rights; Provision of the factors of production and reduction of their costs;
Priority given to peace and security; Consideration of the private sector as an engine of growth; A transparent, equitable
tax system; The involvement of private sector players in activities showing the interests of proper preservation of the environment
and of natural resources for their business and projects.