Country and regional strategy

Strategy for Sweden's development cooperation with Mali 2016-2020 Reference No.: Article No.: UD 16.031

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Strategy for Sweden's development cooperation with Mali

Within the framework of this strategy, Swedish development cooperation with Mali is to contribute to a strengthened social contract and reduced vulnerability to relapse into conflict. In addition, Sweden is to contribute to more sustainable use of natural resources and strengthened resilience against climate change.

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The strategy will apply for the period 2016–2020 and comprises a total of SEK 1 200 million, of which SEK 1 180 million is intended for activities implemented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and SEK 20 million is intended for activities implemented by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA).

Within the framework of the strategy, Sida is expected to contribute to:

Strengthened democracy and gender equality, and greater respect for human rights

• Strengthened capacity among public institutions to provide basic public services

• Increased respect for the rule of law

• Strengthened capacity of civil society to participate in political processes and promote accountability

• Better conditions for gender equality and respect for human rights, with a focus on the rights of women and children

Human security and freedom from violence

• Strengthened peace and reconciliation mechanisms at national and local level

• Greater influence and women's participation in peace processes and in peacebuilding and statebuilding

A better environment, limited climate impact and greater resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters

• Improved capacity among public institutions and other actors at national and local level to contribute to environmental sustainability, increased resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters, and limited climate impact

• Increased sustainability and resilience of agriculture, with a focus on sustainable food security, productive employment with decent working conditions and sustainable use of natural resources

• Increased production of and improved access to renewable energy

Within the framework of the strategy the Folke Bernadotte Academy is expected to contribute to supporting Mali in the transition from conflict to peacebuilding in a long-term perspective through:

• Strengthened capacity among individuals and institutions to promote security and human rights