Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government and the World Bank are expected to start consultations on the 2008-2011 Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) 12 November in Bamako, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade said in a statement made available to PANA Thursday.
The regional consultations will start in Ségou in the centre of the country, with the participation of delegates from the eight administrative regions and the Bamako District.
The regional consultations within the country will include a series of sessions with the government technical services, the private sector, the civil society, the technical and financial partners and the World Bank.
The exercise, which will end 15 November, seeks to present the main policies of the CAS and to collect the comments and remarks from all stakeholders (government, technical and financial partners, the private sector and the civil society).
The consultations will ensure that the CAS, which is the WB’s plan in Mali, is in line with the Strategic Growth and Poverty reduction Framework (SGPRF).
The CAS is the strategic programme guiding the World bank’s operations in each of the member countries.