Institutional Support : Applied and Theoretical Economic Research Group (Mali)

The Groupe de recherche en économie appliquée et théorique (GREAT) is a nine-year-old independent nonprofit research centre located in Bamako, Mali. The centre has made a significant contribution to policy, mainly due to a dynamic director who has spearheaded the effort almost singlehandedly. This grant from IDRC's Think Tank Initiative will allow GREAT to recruit fulltime research staff, enhance researcher training, formulate a strategic plan, upgrade the information infrastructure, and put in place a monitoring system to assess progress toward institutional goals.

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Project status


Start Date

Monday, March 1, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


24 months

IDRC Officer

Sanogo, Diakalia

Total funding

CA$ 225,000


Mali, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Amadou Diarra

Project Leader

Massa Coulibaly


Groupe de recherche en économie appliquée et théorique

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