NCG has recently been assigned by Danida to conduct an appraisal of their new Mali Country Programme.

The new Country Programme is due to run from 2017 – 2022 and will be replacing the existing Transition program.

This new five-year program will be the operationalization of the vision and objectives of the Danish-Malian political cooperation for the period 2017-2021. Also, it is part of the efforts of the Government of Mali to collaborate with the International community to carry out the peace process agreed in 2015 between the different parties in the internal military conflict in the country.

The country program will be implemented through three thematic components related to the promotion of the private sector, peace and reconciliation and decentralization. It is expected that the thematic programs include development commitments including:

- Strengthening of dialogue and negotiation spaces between parties in conflict

- Strengthening of civil society with and marginalized groups in a reconciliation process

- Support for the inclusion of gender and the role of women in conflict management and in the consolidation of peace and reconciliation

- Sustainable and inclusive economic growth

The objective of the NCG appraisal is to quality-assure the design of the country program by providing strategic and technical recommendations and inputs to the proposed programme.

The NCG team comprises NCG associate partner Bodil Birkebæk Olesen and partner Frank Runchel.


Last updated December 2016.