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  • Idrissa Dante

    (University Paris IX, Dauphine, and DIAL)

  • Jean-FranÁois Gautier

    (University Paris IX, Dauphine, and DIAL)

  • Mohamed Ali Marouani

    (University Paris IX, Dauphine, and DIAL)

  • Marc Raffinot

    (University Paris IX, Dauphine, and DIAL)


In Mali the process of preparing a PRSP was relatively long-drawn-out, partly because of the way it interacted with the timetable of political change in the country. This article explains how this had some benefits in terms of a maturing of government, NGO and donor attitudes in a nation that has been both highly aid-dependent and the focus of DAC-led efforts to improve aid co-ordination. It is argued, however, that significant constraints remain to transforming this good will into effective anti-poverty action, including weak policy-making capacities and incentives in government service, the slowness of public finance reform and the uneven progress in eliminating supply-driven aid and lending, and the use of parallel funding channels. Copyright Overseas Development Institute, 2003..

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  • Idrissa Dante & Jean-FranÁois Gautier & Mohamed Ali Marouani & Marc Raffinot, 2003. "Mali," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 21(2), pages 217-234, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:21:y:2003:i:2:p:217-234

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    1. Frances Stewart and Michael Wang, "undated". "Do PRSPs Empower Poor Countries And Disempower The World Bank, or is it the Other Way Round?," QEH Working Papers qehwps108, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    2. David Booth, 2003. "Patterns of difference and practical theory: researching the new poverty strategy processes in Africa," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(7), pages 863-877.

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