Attraction des investissements et appui à la création d’entreprises

The mechanism provides technical support to entrepreneurs and investors, particularly in their administrative procedures for investment and business creation.
(Updated on12/01/2023)

In short

Détail des critères de l'offre
  • Businesses must be established in Mali.
Target countries
Target audience
Women entrepreneurs
Investors and Business Angels
Wanna-be entrepreneurs
Project phases
Activity sectors
Agriculture and agri-food
Commerce and handicrafts
Finance and assurance
Green tech/ Environmental and urban services
Human services, health
Business services, engineering, consulting
Information and Communication Technologies/ Media
Transport, logistics
Femme entrepreneuses
Women entrepreneurs
Diaspora priority level value


The main missions of the Investment Promotion Agency of Mali (API Mali), a public administrative institution (EPA), are to encourage the development of private investment and joint-venture partnerships to contribute to an improved business climate, to promote investment opportunities in Mali to national and international investors for an inclusive and sustainable growth, and to provide support, particularly in the administrative procedures for investment and business creation, with rigour, transparency and professionalism.

API Mali's support offer Investment attraction and support to business creation offers specific services to businesses and investors interested in the local business ecosystem:

  • Business creation

This is the one-stop shop service that assists you in the creation of your business, whatever the legal form desired.

  • Licensing & Investment Code Approvals  

The One-Stop-Shop service is responsible for registration, issuing authorisations and decisions to operate, and for issuing Investment Code approval orders. These operations take place after creation of the business.

  •  Investment promotion

Investment promotion is the campaign to improve the country's image, promote priority investment projects and support investors throughout their investment projects in Mali.

  •  Advice - Aftercare

Follow-up of economic operators to facilitate the establishment and continued development of businesses to maximise their contributions to the development of the local economy in the regions and the district of Bamako.

Service(s) proposé(s)
Preparation for fundraising
Financing strategy
Strategy consulting
Legal, administrative and HR consulting
Business registration
Other services proposed by the organization
Description du processus

Applicants should apply via the one-stop-shops:

  • Business Creation,
  • Business Licensing & Investment.

Code Approvals Applicants can also send a letter specifying their request to API Mali or visit the agency in person.

Delay for answers to applications
Company creation 72h - Declaration of company status 48h - Business registration 24h - Investment code approval 20 days
Difficulty level
Difficulty level
3 (moderate)
Depending on demand
Time required to prepare your application
Depending on demand
Application mode
On premises
Possible by postmail
Includes funding
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