Mali is the 28th partner country to become a member of IATI.
The government has joined the initiative as part of delivering their new national policy on improving aid management in the country.
Last year, Mali used IATI data in their annual report on the implementation and forecasting of official development assistance from donors. Now the government are setting up their own Aid Information Management System that integrates IATI to become “a tool for decision-making in public policies (economic, budgetary, sectoral)”.
“For the first time in 2016, we used data from IATI for some technical and financial partners for whom our Aid Harmonization Secretariat was unable to obtain data from."
A government spokesperson said “For the first time in 2016, we used data from IATI for some technical and financial partners for whom our Aid Harmonization Secretariat was unable to obtain data from.
“Mali will contribute to the international dynamics of aid transparency and consider all options in order to participate in IATI as best as possible: participation in meetings, exchanges with countries to share best practices.”
The government are keen on obtaining information from IATI publishers on aid forecasts, the location of specific activities and understand the funding coming in from organisations who do not have an office based in Mali.
Mali joins over 80 IATI members from across the aid, development and humanitarian sectors. More information on these organisations and how to join IATI can be found in our Members’ Assembly section.