respect to portfolio management and strengtheningthe fiduciary framework i s designedinter alia to help M a l i make a tenable case for sustained and, ifpossible, increased external support. This risk i s also beingmitigated by strengtheningdonor coordination so that various partners are ready to help cover any unforeseen resource gaps that may emerge.
Continued negative impacts of the C6te d Ivoire crisis. The impact o f the crisis on
GoM’s revenues can be mitigated through the proposed supplemental lending o f the SAC-3. The impact on the flow o f exports and imports due to transport bottlenecks and higher costs will be mitigated through the proposed transport sector operations which will help M a l i to strengthenother corridors for trade and reduce the cost o f usingthem. Finally, the Bank i s working closely on regional integration issues in West Africa which will promote a more integrated approach inthe region to transport and infrastructure.
Finally, as regards internal risks,the main risk i s posed by the weak institutional
capacity and governance inMali, particularly on the decentralized and deconcentrated levels.
The risk o f not been able to sustain a serious legal andjudicial reform effort would also endanger the economic development goals and weaken the democratization effort. Several donors are already working with GoM to build capacity on decentralized/deconcentrated levels. These efforts will be reinforced through close follow up on the recommendations o f the CFAA, CPAR and the Bank’s Anti-Corruption Report inorder to ensure that financial mechanisms and institutional structures inplace truly respond to needs. The risk o f slower-
than requiredprogram implementation owing to
will be reduced through
continued technical support the PRSP process.
World Bank and other
build capacity through
M E A S U R I N G RESULTS
The CAS focuses on definingand measuring results inthe framework of the overall
monitoring and evaluation o f the PRSP. Table 10 outlines the CAS measurable indicators which include the PRSP targets for 2006 which focus on making progress towards the MDGs. Inthe context o f the annual PRSP Progress Reports and related JSAs, as well as through continuous monitoring o f the project portfolio, the Bank will assess the achievement
f the CAS on meeting the PRSP goals.
CAS Progress Benchmark
Associated CAS Instrument
Theme: Promoting Growth - PRSP pre-requisitepillar: Accelerated and re- distributive growth - PRSP Pillar 3: Develop basic infrastructure and productive sectors
- Strengthenmacro-economic management - Develop and implement growth strategy - Continue cotton sector reform - Monitor budget spending for poverty reduction programs - StrengthenMTEF and program- based budgeting - Strengthenstrategy for pursuing agricultural diversification
SAC-4 PRSC I Sources o f Growth Project Agricultural DiversificationProject Rural Community-BasedDev’t Proj. Urban Development Project InterimTransport Project Second Transport Sector Program Bio-diversity project PER CEM