This overview is the first of five IPPG studies conducted in Bamako and in rural areas of Mali. The studies were looking for answers to several questions, in particular: from an historical point of view, how well anchored are the institutions? What reforms have they undertaken since their creation? What has been their capacity to encourage and help maintain pro-poor growth?
Mali Research Brief 1, IPPG Briefing Paper No. Thirteen, DFID, London, UK, 3 pp.