Malawi’s efforts to create a conducive environment for all-round development received a boost on Friday in Lilongwe with the signing of $1 million (about K560 million) grant agreement.
The signing was done between Malawi Government and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) for the establishment of the Malawi Public Policy Research and Analysis Project (MPPRAP).
The overall goal of the project is to enhance effectiveness and relevance of public policies to ensure that Malawi’s sectoral strategies are aligned to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSII).
In a statement after signining the grant agreement, ACBF executive secretary Emmanuel Nnadozie said: “Given that this strategy is an overarching policy for development in the country, it is a must that other sectoral policies are in sync with it.”
“Therefore, the establishment of the MPPRAP is a highly desirable option as it would improve policy, research formulation, analysis and review. There is serious need to improve the formulation of evidence-based policy and ensure that sectoral policies are supporting each other and the overall strategy.”