Traditional Bobo dancers greet USAID/Mali partners on a monitoring trip to Segou region. Food assistance programs help vulnerable communities in Mali through a range of food and nutritional assistance, and local training.
USAID works with Malian women producers to improve their productivity and incomes.
USAID/Mali community health partners conduct a nutritional screening of an infant. Food assistance programs help vulnerable communities in Mali through a range of food and nutritional assistance, and local training.
Across more than 50 years of partnership, USAID has contributed to major development gains that improve the lives of the Malian people. For example, USAID has founded farmer cooperatives and improved irrigation methods to help Mali meet increasing food demands, established a community school system and interactive radio instruction to increase access to education, and expanded health services that led to dramatic reductions in child mortality. USAID also addresses humanitarian needs of Malians both in Mali and refugee camps in neighboring countries.
After the March 2012 coup d’état, USAID put non-lifesaving programs on hold, however, following peaceful democratic elections and the inauguration of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on September 4, 2013, USAID began working with the Government of Mali to resume foreign assistance more broadly, including education and governance programs, while also adapting continued activities to the new government's priorities.
Last updated: March 05, 2014