World Bank Helps Strengthen Local Governance in Malian Cities

The World Bank is providing a credit of $70 million to improve the performance of local governments in the capital, Bamako, and four secondary cities - Kayes, Sikasso, Ségou and Mopti – in Mali.

The Mali Urban Local Government Support Project aims to support decentralization, with the goal of improving service delivery, governance and accountability at the local level.

“Increased responsibility and accountability for urban local governments will be built around a performance-based fiscal framework that would allow predictable resource transfers to local level, an annual independent assessment of their performance, disclosed to the public and a capacity support mechanism to enhance their ability to meet performance criteria,” said Zié Ibrahima Coulibaly, a task team leader at the World Bank, in a June 7 news release.

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