Mali

Perceptions of VE Drivers: A Quantitative Analysis

This report highlights a study that explores the drivers of radicalization in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger and shows how support for violent extremism among women doubled over 10 years.

Gender Differentiated Drivers of Violent Extremism

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The Gender Differentiated Drivers of Violent Extremism project works to show how regional drivers differ among men and women in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

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Department of Defense/Malian Armed Forces HIV/AIDS Services (DOD/MAFHAS)

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The Department of Defense/Malian Armed Forces HIV/AIDS Services project works to reduce the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among military personnel, dependents and communities.

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SCALE+ methodology to build community resilience in Mali

September 13, 2017

Mali’s Mopti region is chronically vulnerable to seasonal climate shocks from droughts and floods, and it borders the conflict-prone northern areas of Timbuktu and Gao. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is investing in the Mali Resilience Portfolio to assist the Mopti region by increasing resiliency, addressing humanitarian needs and offering protection from conflict-prone areas. FHI 360, with funding from USAID, will support this portfolio through the new Community Resilience in Mali/Mopti (COREM) activity, which is part of the Feed the Future Catalyzing Partnerships for Scale project.

COREM, which began in May 2017, will provide programming to improve collaboration and stakeholder engagement. Team members will work with the Mali Resilience Portfolio coordinator to unify the resilience activities of USAID/Mali Mission, the USAID Sahel Regional Office, implementing partners and other funders, local authorities and stakeholders.

Fundamental to this work is the System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment (SCALE+) methodology. SCALE+ is based on systems thinking, a way to better understand how diverse forces and structures influence a complex development issue so that groups can work effectively toward an agreed-upon objective. For example, FHI 360 will facilitate a Whole-System-in-the-Room workshop, a SCALE+ exercise that brings together stakeholders from the entire system to get an all-encompassing perspective on challenges and to collaborate on potential solutions. SCALE+ principles and techniques assist stakeholders in thinking more broadly about the greater systems in which they operate. The relationships between the stakeholders who are involved in these sectors, and, in many cases, not yet involved, impact the resiliency of vulnerable populations in Mali and in the Sahel region.

FHI 360 will increase the effectiveness of COREM by conducting partner meetings for stakeholders to learn about the current portfolio and identify areas of synergy to be explored at the upcoming workshop. The next partner meeting is scheduled for this month.

COREM marks an expansion of FHI 360’s work in Mali. FHI 360 and its partners are also implementing the five-year USAID/Mali Civic Engagement Program, which supports democratic governance. In 2014, FHI 360 concluded the five-year Mali Education Decentralization Program, which assisted the Government of Mali in strengthening the education sector.

Participatory Peace Processes in Timbuktu

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This project will provide a people-to-people approach to mediate inter- and intra-ethnic conflict in the Timbuktu region of Mali. The project was awarded under USAID’s Conflict Management and Mitigation Annual Program Statement.

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USAID/Mali Civic Engagement Program

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The Civic Engagement Program in Mali supports the consolidation of democratic governance by strengthening mechanisms for bottom-up social accountability, improving the capacity of civil society organizations and expanding civic education.

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An Analysis of USAID Assistance to Basic Education in the Developing World, 1990–2005

This study reviews basic education documents from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 33 projects across 23 countries implemented between 1990 and 2005. Produced by the Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2), the study determines what has been learned from USAID's investment in education systems that might guide continued educational development efforts of the United States and other donors.

Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education

In this paper, the Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2) examines the potential for education decentralization to improve performance in three parts: (1) the conceptual arguments for such a relationship, (2) empirical evidence of the effect of education decentralization, and (3) better design and implementation of decentralization policy to leverage its effect on quality.

Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

2007 — The Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2) identified nine case examples of complementary, community-based approaches to schooling from around the world and developed a research methodology for analyzing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of those models. This compilation frames the research questions, outlines the research methodology, synthesizes the case study findings and includes the nine case studies.

Mali Education Decentralization Program (PRADDE-PC)

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The Mali Education Decentralization Program, known in Mali as PRADDE-PC, helps the government of Mali realize its vision of a decentralized system that provides quality education for all the country’s children. The FHI 360 project also works to improve parent, community and local government support for reading skills of 100,000 primary school pupils in 42 communes and more than 800 schools.

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