E.g., 12/08/2016
E.g., 12/08/2016

Country Resource - Mali

Mali

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  • Population......................................................................17,467,108 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .................................................................2.96% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................44.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..........Bambara 34.1%, Fulani (Peul) 14.7%, Sarakole 10.8%, Senufo 10.5%, Dogon 8.9%, Malinke 8.7%, Bobo 2.9%, Songhai 1.6%, Tuareg 0.9%, other Malian 6.1%, from member of Economic Community of West African States 0.3%, other 0.4% (2012-13 est.)

CIA World Factbook

Sally E. Findley of Columbia University examines Malians' age-old solution to their economic difficulties: migration.

Recent Activity

At least 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including 1 million in West Africa, though experts believe the true number may be much higher. West Africa's colonial heritage and nationality laws have increased the risk of statelessness, particularly for vulnerable social groups including migrants and their descendants, refugees, and children. Governments across the region have recently initiated action plans to eradicate statelessness, as this feature explores.

The Tuareg, a nomadic group of Berber origin located in several countries across North and West Africa, have been enmeshed in a complicated struggle against the Malian state since January 2012. This article explores the unique role that migration plays in shaping Tuareg grievances in the context of this crisis.
Sally E. Findley of Columbia University examines Malians' age-old solution to their economic difficulties: migration.
Books
September 2009

This book explores how developing-country governments have institutionalized ties with emigrants and their descendents. It offers an unprecedented taxonomy of 45 diaspora-engaging institutions found in 30 developing countries, exploring their activities and objectives. It also provides important practitioner insights from Mali, Mexico, and the Philippines.