Case Study


West and Central Africa




May 2021


Rural Youth, Access to Land, Market Access



MALI – Territorial case study

in the regions of Ségou and Kolokani

The general objective of this territorial case study is to describe the main characteristics of the territorial context of Ségou and Kolokani (where the pilot project is being implemented) and to understand the situation of young people in relation to their socio-economic integration, the opportunities and challenges they face. In particular, this case study will:

a) Describe and analyse the territorial, economic, cultural, demographic, social and environmental context of Ségou and Kolokani where the pilot project will take place;
b) Identify and characterise the strategic actors in the territory for rural youth (institutions, organisations, private sector, etc.), analyse their links with young people and their potential contributions to the implementation of pilot projects;
c) Describe the situation of rural youth in relation to their socio-economic integration by integrating all dimensions, such as: access to employment, entrepreneurship opportunities (projects, initiatives), educational services, access to land, health, financial services, capacity building and technical assistance in these territories;
d) Understanding the business situation of young agro-pastoralists ;
e) To know the expectations of rural youth in relation to the objective of the pilot project;
f) Analyse contextual factors that may contribute to/impede the implementation of projects;
g) Collect and analyse information for the main output and outcome indicators of the pilot project. These will be used to measure the change processes related to the pilot project.


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