Last updated: 15/10/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population Group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To improve schooling rates and diminish school attrition.

References
World Food Programme. 2012. “Programme d’alimentation scolaire au Mali.” Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://pt.slideshare.net/WFPCentre/programme-dalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>.
Start date
1962
References
School feeding programmes have been in place since the 1960s. Government of Mali. 2013. Stratégie de Pérennisation de l’Alimentation Scolaire au Mali. Bamako: Government of Mali. Accessed 8 July 2015). <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/362-strategie-de-perennisation-de-lalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>.
Conditionalities (if any)
School attendance
Coverage
354,000 beneficiaries or 17 per cent of children attending school
References
World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.
Programme expenditure
The government contributed USD5.8 million to school feeding activities in 2011.
References
World Food Programme. 2011. Budget Increases to Development Activities— Mali Country Programme 105830 (2008–2012). Rome: WFP. Accessed 9 July 2015. <http://one.wfp.org/operations/current_operations/project_docs/105830.pdf>.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Geographical Targeting
References
Government of Mali. 2013. Stratégie de Pérennisation de l’Alimentation Scolaire au Mali. Bamako: Government of Mali. Accessed 8 July 2015). <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/362-strategie-de-perennisation-de-lalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>. World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.
Targeted areas
166 vulnerable communities in the regions of Gao, Kayes, Koulikoro, Kidal, Mopti and Tombouctou.
References
Government of Mali. 2013. Stratégie de Pérennisation de l’Alimentation Scolaire au Mali. Bamako: Government of Mali. Accessed 8 July 2015). <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/362-strategie-de-perennisation-de-lalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>.
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Geographical targeting criteria involved: vulnerability and food insecurity of the regions; low schooling rates (especially of girls); and remoteness of the location of the schools. Children who attend school are eligible.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
There are no nutritional standards for the meals, but they consist mainly of staple foods (millet, sorghum or rice) complemented by condiments and legumes.
References
Government of Mali. 2013. Stratégie de Pérennisation de l’Alimentation Scolaire au Mali. Bamako: Government of Mali. Accessed 8 July 2015). <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/362-strategie-de-perennisation-de-lalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
School canteens
References
Government of Mali. 2013. Stratégie de Pérennisation de l’Alimentation Scolaire au Mali. Bamako: Government of Mali. Accessed 8 July 2015). <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/362-strategie-de-perennisation-de-lalimentation-scolaire-au-mali>.
Benefit recipients
Students
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The regional offices of the Ministry of Education—Centres d’Animation Pédagogique (CAPs)—are responsible for monitoring and evaluation.
References
Global Child Nutrition Foundation. 2009. Country Policy and Funding Mechanism Study. Seattle, WA: GCNF. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_details/25-countrypolicy-and-funding-mechanism-study>.