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Framing the Path to Peace in Mali

Governance in the Republic of Mali is complicated by a history of attempts to devolve responsibility and authority among clashing ethnic groups that seek to be recognized and respected, and armed conflict, which remains ongoing in many of its central and northern communes, has upended the rules of local governance.The Mali Peacebuilding, Stabilization, and Reconciliation (PSR) project seeks to understand the complexity of Mali's governance system in 46 communes where it operates. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Creative Associates International, the project undertook a major study to assess levels of conflict that has allowed it to paint a larger and more nuanced picture of the conflict dynamics in each commune. Read the full blog here

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Fragility – Resilience Assessment Methodology (FRAMe®), an instrument developed by Creative Associates International and administered by the University of Letters and Human Sciences of Bamako (ULSHB) provides a deeper understanding of how the governance system, as perceived by citizens, could foster resilience, or, left unaddressed, exacerbate conflict and violence.



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