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The Challenges of Governance, Development and Security in the Central Regions of Mali

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Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
March, 2020

Since 2015 Mali’s central regions of Mopti and Ségou have become insecure hotspots at the confluence of interconnected challenges in terms of governance, development and security. Although international interventions involving a full range of actors and sectors are being increasingly reoriented towards these regions, the sustainability of the responses depends on their ability to draw on the needs and priorities of local communities.

This SIPRI Insights is based on a study that combines both quantitative and qualitative data to provide an evidence-based analysis of local perspectives in Mopti and Ségou. It highlights how the people there understand and respond to the governance, development and security challenges they face.



II.    Governance

III.    Socio-economic development

IV.    Security

V.    Conclusions



Dr Mamadou Bodian was a Researcher in the SIPRI Sahel and West Africa Programme.
Aurélien Tobie was a Senior Researcher and Activity Coordinator for the SIPRI Mali Civil Society and Peacebuilding Project.
Myriam Marending was a Research Assistant in the Sahel and West Africa Programme at SIPRI.