The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) reviews the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (known as the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Framework, GPRSF) for the period 2007-2011 prepared by the government of Mali. To attain its twin objectives of rapid private sector-led growth and stronger public sector performance, the GPRSF outlines three strategic orientations. Private sector growth needs to be enhanced for Mali to achieve higher growth rates over the next years. The GPRSF provides a reasonable framework for implementing the government's growth and poverty reduction agenda.