Project profile — Support to the Fight Against Corruption For and Via Gender Equality in Mali


ENAP - École nationale d'administration publique (CA-CRA_ACR-3118892512)
2021-08-04 - 2025-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Anti-corruption organisations and institutions:
Anti-corruption organisations and institutions (15113) (35.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (20.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (45.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to empower women and girls who face corrupt and discriminatory practices that contribute to gender injustice and inequality in Mali. This project builds the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can better integrate gender equality, equity and representation of women and girls in the fight against corruption. This project also contributes to build the capacity of the Central Office for the Fight against Illicit Enrichment (OCLEI in French), one of Mali’s main institution for corruption prevention. Project activities include: (1) providing material and technical support to a dozen CSO partners so that they can carry out their anti-corruption missions and defend women’s and girls’ rights; (2) providing technical assistance to CSO partners in their strategy to support women and girls in the exercise of their rights when facing corrupt practices; (3) providing technical and material support to OCLEI to ensure it has the necessary tools to fulfill its mission from a gender perspective, particularly the territorial expansion of its anti-corruption efforts in Bamako and in the regions; and (4) supporting the implementation—under OCLEI leadership—of multi-stakeholder consultation frameworks for the fight against corruption and its effects on women and girls. This project aims to directly benefit approximately 170,000 people (66% of whom are women and girls), including members of the targeted CSOs from various ethnic communities in Bamako and in the regions of Gao, Kayes, Koulikoro, Mopti, Ségou and Sikasso as well as the staff (340 people) from these CSOs and several Malian public institutions active in the fight against corruption and the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened rights for women and girls when confronted with corrupt and discriminatory practices; and (2) improved effectiveness of OCLEI’s fight against corruption with respect to gender equality’s integration in its mission.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) reached 477 local elected representatives (144 women) to discuss corruption at the local level and best practices for reporting; (2) trained 86 people (including 41 women) working in the media sector on access to information processes, the management of public resources, and the tools available for anonymous reporting of fraud; (3) 156,960 people (including 79,825 women) reached by four radio programs in the Bamako and Koulikoro regions to inform communities of their rights, the tools available for denouncing corruptive practices, and the harmful effects of corruption; (4) 33 people trained (including 19 women) from 14 civil society organisations so that they are better equipped to integrate gender in their advocacy, their activities, and in the support they provide to their members in their work to fight corruption; and (5) more than 300 participants from 37 countries, mostly in Africa, partook in conferences and workshops that were organized to exchange best practices in the recovery of illicit assets and the integration of gender in the fight against corruption.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $2,400,679
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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