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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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Mali faces considerable corruption risk across its defence institutions, with limited controls in operations, and little access to financial information. This lack of transparency hampers the effectiveness of external and internal audit bodies, which ultimately undermines the ability of the parliament to scrutinise the armed forces. However, Mali benefits from considerable public debate of defence matters, and strong sanctions for corrupt behaviour.
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