International Partnerships

W

ith a young population, Malawi has made progress in building its human capital in recent years. With greater knowledge, skills, and health, extreme poverty is falling and economic and structural reforms have been undertaken to sustain economic growth.


Malawi’s economic growth is expected to increase in the medium term. However, with the economy largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, it is vulnerable to external shocks – particularly weather-related shocks. The business environment in Malawi needs to become stronger by diversifying its economy and building resilience.

Despite progress, Malawi continues to face a number of challenges, with high levels of poverty and inequality. The country’s current Growth and Development Strategy aims to overcome the challenges it is facing to build a productive, competitive and resilient nation. Running to 2022, it focuses on education, energy, agriculture, health and tourism.

EU's priorities:

The EU’s development priorities in Malawi are built on 3 pillars:

Economic growth, skills and jobs

As agriculture is Malawi’s economic backbone, representing 85% of employment and 90% of foreign exchange earnings, we focus on increasing and diversifying the production, mainly focused on maize and tobacco.

We also strive to improve the business environment for local entrepreneurs, provide education and vocational training to Malawians to enhance their employability, and foster Malawi’s closer economic integration in the region with its neighbours, both in terms of connectivity and trade exchanges

Accountability

It is critical to strengthen checks and balances in Malawi if we want to fight corruption, strengthen public finance management, and build institutional capacities. The EU also carries out electoral observation missions in Malawi.

We also support the development of civic education and better access to justice for the poorest people, and stronger civil society organisations and media

Support to the most vulnerable

To fight poverty, building resilience is a priority in Malawi given the country’s vulnerability to weather-related shocks. We aim at enhancing food and nutrition security and the population’s general resilience to climate change, notably by supporting the onboarding of climate-smart agricultural technologies. We also contribute to Malawi’s social protection programmes and gender is a crosscutting theme for all our cooperation with the country.

The impact

So far, our cooperation efforts in Malawi have brought the following results, via a blend of different implementation modalities (budget support, pool funding, a programme approach, and partially decentralised management):

Education and skills

  • 21 secondary schools have been expanded, rehabilitated, and supplied with textbooks, allowing around 4,200 additionnal student to access secondary education every year.

  • Workshops have been built or rehabilitated in 20 technical training centres and 8 technical schools and test centres have been expanded. These changes allow every year on average 1,600 young Malawians, including 30% of women, to become skilled technicians.

Agriculture

  • Our support to this sector has greatly helped avoid deterioration in Malawi’s food insecurity situation, by promoting a more diversified agriculture.

  • 760 acres of land have been put under irrigation, 27,8 million trees have been planted, and 3,000 hectares of existing natural forest are now properly managed.

Infrastructure

  • To date, thanks to our support, 1 million people have improved access to safe drinking water, while 250,000 people, including school children, have access to improved sanitation facilities.

  • A total of 2,448 km of rural roads have been rehabilitated and 217 bridges upgraded to concrete deck.

Read More

 

5 Comments

  • Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web
    site and in accession capital to assert that I get
    in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I
    achievement you access consistently rapidly.

    Feel free to visit my blog post; 승인전화없는사이트

  • June 4, 2022

    I am truly glad to read this weblog posts which contains tons
    of helpful data, thanks for providing these kinds of statistics.

    my webpage – repair bad credit

  • June 27, 2022

    Excellent post. I absolutely love this website. Continue the good work!

  • June 29, 2022

    I need to to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely
    enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

    Take a look at my webpage; 토토

Leave Your Comment

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi Brussels © 2022. All Rights Reserved

Before you continue on this site

The Embassy of Malawi’s website uses cookies and data to:
• Deliver and maintain services, like tracking outages and protecting against spam, fraud and abuse
• Measure audience engagement and site statistics to understand how our services are used

If you agree, we’ll also use cookies and data to:
• Improve the quality of our services for better experience