The Mali Office overlooks all of the bilateral development programmes entrusted to LuxDev. The political events in Mali delayed the identification phase of the 3rd Indicative Cooperation Programme (IPC III), originally scheduled for 2012. The IPC II, which had an initial period of four years, underwent several extensions: initially until April 2013 and finally to December 2014. Project MLI/017 and MLI/019 have meanwhile been extended until June 2015 to finalize the last activities. Since the crisis and to this day, the security situation remains volatile in Mali and staff safety remains one of LuxDev main priorities. The IPC III is now in effect and will run from 2015-2019 for a total value of 55 MEUR.
At the end of 2017, the Country Office will see the conclusion of the contractualization and launch of a series of strategic investments for the programme, in support of its three sectors and on topics as diverse as infrastructure management, adaptation to climate change or taking into account the agro-ecological aspects of water conservation and soil conservation.