Mali - Poverty Reduction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Mar 1999
Signature Date 18 May 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,391,302.72
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Poverty Reduction Project is designed in response to the Government’s concerns contained in the national poverty reduction Strategy (SNLP) and falls within the framework of the Government’s decentralization policy. It aims to contribute to poverty reduction in Mali. The expected outcomes are: i) Increase in the incomes of direct the beneficiaries; ii) Improve access of the poor to micro-credit; iii) Increase in the number of women involved in an income-generating activities; iv) Increase in the number of community micro-projects; v) Increase in the essential consumer expenditure (food, housing, health, schooling) of the populations in the project area; vi) Increase in the financial resources of the communes: and vii) Improvement of the socio-economic indicators in the intervention zones (better access to drinking water, health services and elementary school attendance by the poor). The project has three components, namely: (i) sensitization, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation; (ii) development of micro-finance and the basic socio-economic infrastructure; and (iii) administrative and financial management of Social Development Funds (SDF) by the SDF Management Unit.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in Mali. The specific objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional and income-generating capacities of the target populations and improve access to basic socio-economic services.


The intended primary beneficiaries are the populations in 636 villages distributed in 40 communes of the regions of Kayes and Koulikoro. Secondary beneficiaries include, participating NGOs, Village Development Associations (VDAs), Village Development Leaders (VDLs).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-IE0-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali