Project profile — Support to the Justice Development Program - 2


Government of Mali - Ministry of Justice
2010-10-28 - 2014-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (0.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Legal and judicial development (15130) (100.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (0.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


The Justice Development Support project contributes to Mali’s poverty reduction effort by strengthening the credibility, effectiveness, and accessibility of justice, especially for women and youth. This project is implemented in cooperation with Denmark, which contributes funding through a delegated cooperation agreement with Canada. This part of the project represents Denmark’s support for the development of justice in Mali, and focuses specifically on the component of financial support for the Ministry of Justice in implementing the 2010-2014 operational plan of the Ten-year Justice Development Program. Among other things, Denmark’s contribution makes it possible to develop codes of ethics for all stakeholders in Mali’s justice system. Denmark’s contribution also aims to help implement rehabilitation programs for young offenders. As with all budget support initiatives, Canada is working in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Mali to focus on effective, transparent, and accountable country systems; increase donor coordination and harmonization; and strengthen mutual accountability. Budget support also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government, and partners, thus helping to strengthen efforts for effective, focussed aid, as well as long-term development results. This initiative is continuously monitored and evaluated in coordination with other donors. This contribution is one part of the Support to the Justice Development Program, which has a total budget of $20 million.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2012 by the Support for the Justice Development Program project as a whole include: internal rules and codes of conduct for lawyers and bailiffs developed and operationalized; judges, judicial officers, prison staff, police officials, and the national gendarmerie trained in human rights, taking into account the specific needs of women; four inspection missions carried out in Gao, Kayes, Mopti, and Bamako; development, dissemination, and popularization of a guide on the protection of women's rights; implementation of the elements of the policy on improving legal services to citizens increased from 10% (2010) to 20% (2011); civil society involved in the start-up phase of the project, with active participation in the various mechanisms driving the reform and in developing the Civil Society Action Plan for participation in the Justice Development Program’s Operational Plan. These results have helped with putting into place the tools necessary for an independent, credible, and effective justice system while providing the basis for greater participation by civil society in judicial reform.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Sector budget support
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