Democratic Governance


Despite the positive strides made in democratic governance in Malawi since the dawn of multi-party politics in 1993, there is still weak institutionalization of the democratic culture that allows only a few people to freely participate in the country’s political system; and the protection and promotion of political, economic, social and cultural rights is still very weak.More

Our Goals

Our focus in democratic governance in Malawi is to contribute to national development through the promotion of democracy, strengthening and promoting respect for all internationally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms including the right to development.More

Supporting the elections cycle

UNDP is supporting the Malawi Electoral Commission to build its technical and institutional capacity to conduct future elections with minimal or no external technical support. More

Our Stories

Mtima (Left) poses for a photograph with District Governors for other parties after an MPLC meeting at the Thyolo DC’s Office. Photo: UNDP Malawi.
Liaison committee fostering peace ahead of elections in Malawi

Political violence has deep roots in Africa and it continues to pose a serious threat to the continent’s development. Contrary to war-tone countries with years ofMore 

Alinafe narrating her story during an impromptu visit by The UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for the UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery Bureau, Mr. Jordan Ryan. Photo: UNDP Malawi.
Community affords Orphans their right to food.

Alinafe Magodi, 12, is an orphan from Senzani Area in Ntcheu District. Alinafe lost both parents when she was 8 years old. She and her threeMore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Malawi Electoral Cycle Support

    Through the Malawi Cycle Support project, we are working with the Malawi Electoral Commission, development partners and all the elections stakeholders to plan and conduct free, fair and credible tripartite elections in 2014; and to undertake subsequent institutional development and electoral reform beyond the elections. more 

  • Strengthening political parties project

    A project in which we are supporting political parties to have clear ideologies and functioning internal democracy as well as better inter-party relationships.more 

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