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Reform Policies

Name of client/Beneficiary: 
ENERGIE DU MALI EDM the Malian principal services utilities
Start Date : 
December, 2008
Completion Date : 
January, 2009
Funding organisation: 
AFD, Banque Mondiale
Name of Associated partners if any: 
Description of the project: 

The whole public services sector is under reform in Mali. The main public utility is ENERGIE DU MALI (EDM) a so called private company, owned (87.5%) by the Government of Mali (GoM).
Phase one: different reform policies identification and appraisal in the energy and water services sector. OIEau was in charge of technical water service identification and appraisal.

Description of services provided by IOW: 


1.National water policy (regulation, planning, policy enforcement) in Mali is 100% under control in the whole rural and urban sectors; strong capacities are present;
2.The main institutional action should be clarification and improvement between financial institutions and operators; contracted commitments should have to be clarified;
3.Decisions makers would take advantage of a stronger care of subscribers ; all the more as higher service prices are foreseen: water policy can not remain only on EDM prices;
4.The most promising way is the local authorities’ one; following the National decentralisation policy promotion.


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