The International Monetary Fund has completed its fourth assessment report on Mali’s economic performance. The IMF board has enabled the government to request a disbursement of USD3 million, which brings the Washington-based lender’s total investments to Mali at USD36.1 million. IMF First Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair John Lipsky praised the government of Mali for the satisfactory implementation of economic and financial programs in 2009 despite the global economic crisis. Lipsky added that Mali’s economic outlook for 2010 is generally positive.

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    Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.