Mali is currently mining gold, phosphate, kaolin, salt and limestone. Deposits of oil, bauxite, iron ore, manganese, lithium and uranium are suspected. Gold has accounted for 80% of mining activity in Mali during the 2000s and in 2002 briefly became the country’s leading export before cotton and livestock. In 2006 Mali ranked 8th in the world’s top gold producing countries.
Sources: EITI, US State Gov
EITI status: Close to compliant
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PWYP-Mali was launched in April 2008. The coalition has focussed on various issues, including the country’s implementation of EITI. To that end it has carried out analyses of the Mali country reports (of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009). PWYP Mali has also worked on capacity building, particularly on contract related issues and led advocacy for contract transparency.
17 September 2012 – Ahead of PWYP’s Ten Year Anniversary Conference, PWYP Mali created a poster summarizing their achievements and future strategy, you can view it here (in French only).
30 June 2012 – The Mali coalition published and disseminated their newsletter, which you can access here. (In French only)
12 – 15 June 2012 – PWYP Mali sent a delegation to take part in the PWYP Africa Francophone regional meeting.
15 May 2012 – PWYP Mali sent a delegation into the region of Sikasso to mobilise elected officials, media, communities and civil society on mining allocations.