Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
23.3 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


LOI Nr 2011-051 du 28 Juillet 2011 Portant Institution du Volontariat National

Year 2011
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LOI Nr 2011-052 du 28 Juillet 2011 Portant Creation du Centre National de Promotion du Volontariat au Mali

Year 2011
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?

Politique Nationale  de Volontariat

2018 No data

Arrêté Nr 2014-3417/MJC-SG du 26 Novembre 2014 fixant les règles de préselection et de sélection, les conditions de formation, les modalités de prestation de serment des candidats au volontariat

2014 View source

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


VNR Reporting

Rapport National Volontaire Sur La Mise En Œuvre Des Objectifs De Developpement Durable

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 28

In addition, as part of the campaign for the United Nations SDGs, the Government of Mali launched the My World 2030 survey to take into account the preoccupations of ordinary citizens in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The study was launched in all regions of Mali in May 2018 with the support of civil society organizations and coalitions: the National Council for civil society, the Forum of International NGOs in Mali, and the Forum of Organizations of civil society in Mali. More than 500 volunteers participated in the implementation of the study. In addition, the SDG Action Campaign recruited 50 online volunteers from a dozen countries to ensure the seizure of electronic data.



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Rapport National Volontaire sur la mise en oeuvre des Objectifs de Développement Durable du Mali

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Reporting on volunteering connected to matters of gender equality, women's empowerment or similar

Paragraph 1, page 51

Several strategies have been carried out by the State and NGOs to make these schools operational since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, including: (i) the involvement of School Management Committees (SGCs) in the reopening of schools, (ii) the allocation of subsidies to volunteer teachers in areas of insecurity (condition for the reopening of schools), (iii) the provision of teaching materials to schools, (iv) monitoring of reopened schools, (v) distribution of posters, (vi) distribution of handwashing kits, (vii) distribution of complete COVID-19 WASH Kits, (viii) COVID 19 teacher training, (ix) distribution of masks, (x) awareness raising within the community.          

Paragraph 2, page 58

The provision of quality services to gender-based violence (GBV) survivors has been improved thanks to the Spotlight project, through capacity building of five networks of women's organizations, which include 250 organizations, implementation of 768 community platforms, setting up of 10 One Stop Centers, training of 171 service providers and deployment of 185 volunteers to assist victims. In 2021, 1,074,722 people were informed of the availability of these services. These efforts have supported 217,959 GBV victims between 2018 and 2021, with 869 survivors being cared for in the One Stop Centers.

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