The Co-development Programme
- Responsible Organisations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France (Government); French Development Agency (Government); United Nations Development Programme (International Organisation)
- ILO Regions: Africa; Europe and Central Asia
- Country(ies): France; Mali
- Thematic areas: Migration and development
- MLFLM: 15.
The 'Mobility and migration for development' programme was launched by the French and Malian governments in 2013. With a budget of 3.2 million euros over three years, the programme has two main goals. The first is to support the solidarity and investments of Malian migrants in their home country, so that they can contribute to local community development and enterprise creation. The second is to help build the capacity of Mali to integrate mobility and migration into its development strategy. This new programme succeeds two earlier projects amounting to a total of 5.6 million euro in the period 2003-2009. These projects supported 600 individuals in the business development process, and co-financed 50 local development projects in the areas of education, health, agriculture, and water supply. They also co-financed 30 socio-cultural projects (including youth exchanges) and helped support knowledge-transfer initiatives in partnership with the UNDP's TOKTEN project.