The AfDB Emergency program signals the return of donors to Mali
The Emergency Economic Recovery Support Program for Mali approved on 8 May 2013 by the Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) was signed on 10th May 2013 in Bamako. This program will help to restore the normal functioning of public administration, capacity strengthening of the civil service and the population’s access to basic social services, in particular health services and education and support to economic recovery.
At the signing ceremony, the AfDB was represented by Hélène N’Garnim-Gabga, Resident Representative, and the Malian Minister of the Economy and Finance Tiéna Coulibaly. Minister Coulibaly acknowledged the program as fitting perfectly into the Emergency Priority Action Plan (PAPU). The objectives of the Plan are to restore the good working order of the administration, restore the population’s access to basic social services and ensure economic recovery. The signing of this document means the return of donors to Mali, as this is the first important budgetary support agreement signed with the Government of Mali. To date the Bank’s active portfolio in Mali stands around 104 billion CFA francs.