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 report summarizes the sixth review of the economic program of Mali under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and assesses the progress made in adjusting the economy. The Malian authorities continued to make good progress in implementing the IMF program, under difficult conditions. Executive Directors stressed the need for prudent macroeconomic policies and structural reforms. They emphasized the need to enhance private sector competitiveness, liberalize the cotton sector, and promote good governance.