What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. In Malawi, UNDP is supporting the Government to use development resources effectively and accountably to achieve the objectives of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II and attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). We have several projects in four broad development areas of democratic governance, poverty reduction, environment and climate change and capacity development. 

Malawi Development goals endline report

The primary goal of the National Human Development Report (NHDR) is to be a policy document with the principal objective of stimulating public debate and triggering policy action for human development

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Public Expenditure ReviReport on Environment and Disaster Risk Management

With the joint support of UNDP and UNEP PEI, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development produced the Public Expenditure Review Report on Environment and Disaster Risk Management. A downloadable copy can found below. This report was produced in November 2014

Malawi introduces ban on thin plastic

The initial attempt to ban thin plastics was introduced in December 2012 but was suspended a month later as the Plastic Manufacturers Association of Malawi (PMAM) obtained a court order against the ban...

Malawi’s appraisal manual and preparation handbook for Public Sector Investments includes poverty-environment guidelines

The Government of Malawi has in 2015, with support of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) included poverty-environment related guidance in the Public Sector Investment Programme Appraisal Manual and Preparation Handbook...

Malawi includes chapter on inclusive environment and natural resource mainstreaming in Guide to Executive Decision-Making Handbook

In June 2015 the Office of the President in Malawi officially approved a Guide to Executive Decision-Making Processes Handbook outlining the processes and procedures to be followed in policy development in Malawi’s public service.