This working note presents a synthesis of lessons drawn by the Sahel ECO team in Mali from an analysis of their experience during implementation of the Community Resource Management Project and other initiatives in the Mopti and Segou regions of Mali .
It draws on project reports and also on the evaluation processes undertaken in the Bankass and Tominian districts in the period November to December 2007. In each district an end of project evaluation was facilitated by an external consultant employing a variety of tools and approaches. Project beneficiaries, project staff, state technical and administrative services and other key stakeholders participated in the collection and analysis of information and in the formulation of recommendations. The consultants were each responsible for overseeing the evaluation process in their respective districts and for writing the final reports (in French).
This working note is intended to accompany other project reports and documents and its objective is addressed principally to the technical and financial partners and others already familiar with the project location, objectives, activities and achievements. The lessons, accompanied by additional information as appropriate, are presented in ten sections, as follows: