Active in Mali since 1973, UNFPA develops programmes to improve the quality of reproductive and sexual health services. With nearly half the population under the age of 15, UNFPA support targets hard-to-reach groups and adolescents in particular. Contraceptive prevalence is low and maternal mortality high. UNFPA also assists with developing reliable demographic data, and advocates for upholding human rights and gender equality, including through the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting and all forms of gender-based violence.

Data overview View more


  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need



Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Mali View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Mali in 2018 View more
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core