30 Jun EUTM Mali contributes to improve the financial management of the Malian Armed Forces
The Advisor of the Military Orientation and Programming Law (MOPL) of the EUTM, is responsible for advising the Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF) about the implementation of the MOPL.
The MOPL is a law that structures the MaAF budget for the five year period, 2015 to 2019. This first programming law is set out annually in Finance Law.
Simultaneously, Mali has embarked on a major reform of public expenditure management, with the 11 July 2013 Finance Law. From now on, the budget of each ministry is organized into budget programs, these are each broken down into Operational Budgets of Program (OBPs) and Operational Units of Program (OUPs).
Providing the General Staff of the Armed Forces with the two subheadings “administration” and “operational control of the armies and services” of the, the MOPL adviser has prepared this new structure of the budget program for which the CGS of the Malian Armed Forces is responsible. The MOPL adviser has also proposed a new mapping of the objectives and indicators associated to the budget program to reflect the shift from a means based approach to a performance based approach.
At the request of the CGS of the Malian Armed Forces, the advisor drafted the ministerial budget management charter which sets out responsibilities and procedures for the new budget management. In this context, the MOPL adviser has participated in the inter-ministerial works organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mali and spoken in front of the heads of ministerial programs charged to present the budget reform.
As a result of this fantastic work and collaborative effort the MaAF will should operate in a more efficient manner, able to better manage the budget to achieve its objectives