Lilongwe last week on the sidelines of a third joint National Research Symposium organised by NPC and Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama).
“The process of engaging a consultant to support us with the Vision 2020 review took longer, but we now have consultants engaged and a stakeholder inception meeting is planned before end of September,” he said.
Munthali said the objective of the review is to learn what worked, what did not work and why, which will then inform the successor vision.
NPC, an independent think-tank established through an Act of Parliament in 2017, has since engaged a consultant firm, Premier Consult Limited, to review the document before holding a stakeholder inception meeting towards the end of this month.
Currently, NPC, helped by other stakeholders, is in the process of crafting the successor blueprint to the Vision 2020, which will be called the National Transformation 2063.
The successor document is set to be launched in July next year, according to a roadmap of the process for formulating the document.
Munthali said through the symposium, NPC will continue tracking various socio-economic development interventions taking place across the country at national and local levels that will feed into both medium and long-term plans.
Ecama executive director Maleka Thula said it was important for various experts to deliberate on a myriad of issues surrounding development, which he said will help to enrich the formulation of the successor plan to Vision 2020.
Launched in 1998, Vision 2020 was developed to provide a guide towards sustainable national development in Malawi.
The document was implemented with support from medium-term strategies, namely the Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy (MPRS; 2000-2005), the Malawi Growth and Development Strategies (MGDS I, 2005-2011; MGDS II, 2012-2016 and MGDS III, 2017-2022).