Current budget 2015-2016 (in s)|
Annex: The Minister's breakdown and comparison
of the 2015-16 and proposed 2016-17 budget
||Proposed budget 2016-2017 (in s)
|1. Personnel costs
|3. Running expenditure
|4. Capital expenditure
"Personnel costs (7,491,058): This sub-head
has seen the most significant increase (32%), which reflects the
additional staff required for the Mission's work on border security
(18 international staff and 10 local staff). It also includes
a number of staff to strengthen other areas of Mission activity
- notably supporting project implementation and coordination,
but also some to bolster the Mission's operations.
This refers to costs directly related to implementation of the
mandate, including transport and accommodation. The majority of
travel will be either to Brussels or within Mali, given a stronger
emphasis on de-centralised training. The budget also makes provision
for travel to Niger to strengthen coordination and general links
with EUCAP Sahel Niger.
"Running expenditure (3,812,345):
This sub-head covers a wide range of items and including vehicles,
accommodation, freight, communications, office supplies, security
and IT. Much of the 600,000 increase is accountable to the
increase in personnel, and the additional services required. The
Mission is also making significant changes to its IT system and
a. "IT &
Maintenance: Existing internet and satellite connections require
upgrading. Improvements will comply with security requirements,
allowing uninterrupted internet connections. In addition, the
use of the satellite system will improve IT security;
b. "Office and
Accommodation; Building maintenance has doubled because of the
challenging operating environment. Additional air conditioning
units has led to increased maintenance costs;
Services and Contract: Expenditure will increase to reflect additional
staff and associated needs and a recent security assessment. A
further assessment is being undertaken following the 20 November
terrorist attack in Bamako;
Implementation of a personnel tracking system will augment the
current fleet management system.
"Capital expenditure (2,007,441):
This sub-head has also seen a significant increase (32%). As above,
much of the increase in this sub-head is as a result of the additional
staff being recruited, but also recognition that essential improvements
in existing systems and infrastructure are necessary. This covers
vehicles, IT equipment and software, communications equipment,
building equipment and furniture, building works, security equipment
and medical equipment.
a. "IT Equipment and Software:
Significant enhancement is required to support mission operations.
This includes new software to improve internal communications
and renewal of some licences. Regarding hardware, new desktop
and laptop computers, larger servers and an extra UPS will be
"Representation (11,400): This
proposes a flat 950 per month cost for representation.
"Projects (1,349,999): The
increase in this budget reflects the evolution and progress of
the work begun last year by EUCAP Sahel Mali. Activities include,
amongst other things: establishment of an intranet system for
the three security forces; rehabilitation of the Gendarmerie School;
rehabilitation of the archive system for the Three Forces; development
of a criminal code; extension of National Guard School; publication
of a practical guide for border procedures; and small projects.
The additional contingency reserve represents 1.3% of the proposed
budget and is a smaller proportion than in the current budget.
The contingency reserve shall only be used with prior written
approval from the Commission."