Mali’s population is set to double over the next 30 years, placing pressure on the government’s response to existing challenges related to demographic explosion, limited fiscal space and budgetary transparency. As urgent and central concerns to the SDGs, the INFF process will support the government in addressing these challenges.
The INFF will provide an effective way to improve the allocation and use of public resources through budget systems that are transparent, open to public engagement, driven by evidence-based public finance management and overseen by robust institutions and mechanisms.
The INFF will contribute to interventions that address the four main financing bottlenecks in Mali: (a) limited budget transparency; (b) poor value for money; (c) inequitable spending; and (d) inadequate funding. To tackle these, the INFF will support a set of high-impact and transformational interventions to complement and add value to ongoing efforts to reform the country’s public finance management system. While these interventions are only a starting point, the INFF will be developed and implemented to ensure sustainable improvements over the long-term.
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