This conference brought together the Mali government and civil society, international partners, investors and diaspora to discuss the economic recovery and development of Mali.
The economy remained firm in 2014 and GDP growth increased to an estimated 5.8% after recovery began the previous year with an expansion of 1.7%. This was mainly due to the primary sector (up 9.4%), where good harvests boosted agriculture by 13%. The services sector (+4.8%) also contributed, with a revival of activity in transport and telecommunications (+7.4%) and commerce (+3%).
With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.
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4-page policy note detailing the key results and recommendations from OECD Trade Policy Paper 179 on the Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains.
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24-page summary paper of the OECD trade policy paper #179 on participation of developing countries in global value chains available on the OECD iLibrary.
These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.
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The independence demands of the MNLA call attention to the limited public investment in northern Mali and the unequal development of the southern and northern portions of the nation. Like Niger or Chad, Mali has invested very little in its north – starting with roads – unlike Maghreb countries – not to mention areas such as education, health, and subsidised foodstuffs and petroleum products.
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The social networks that comprise the true resource of terrorism are based on a group of towns important for their control over movement rather than the size of their population or the importance of their hinterlands, which in any case do not exist in the Sahara. In this type of configuration, command of specific sites and the distance between sites is more important than controlling areas.
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Despite the oversimplified maps of the original areas occupied by the different groups, Mali is a remarkable ethno-linguistic mosaic where some sixty ethnic groups and twenty languages co-exist. The population is comprised of 90% Sub-Saharans and 10% Arab-Berbers, half of whom are Touareg (5% of the total population). The ethnic and linguistic landscape of the north is similarly diverse.
By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.