An evaluation of Malian civil society's role in governance
For the last two decades, most countries of West Africa have been on a path of increased government decentralization as a strategy for improved governance. Mali is one of those countries that have seen the end of dictatorial rule and the emergence of more pluralistic government. This has coincided with the emergence of a stronger civil society. The development of civil society in Mali and elsewhere is both a by-product of and a catalyst for the democratic movement.