Minister Safia Boly has spent fourteen years at the United Nations (New York, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda) working on improving the management and governance of peacekeeping funds. She ran the UN’s first shared service center established in Uganda to provide efficient support to UN missions in Africa. In august 2018, she returned to her home country to become Minister for the Reform of Administration and Transparency of Public Life. Since may 2019, Minister Safia Boly is serving as Minister for private Investment, Small and Medium Enterprises and National Entrepreneurship. Her mandate include the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mali including the promotion of micro finance as an alternative means of financing for SMEs.