As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
The 7th Malawi National Human Development Report with the theme, “Delivering Sustainable Human Development and Accountability at the Local Level – The Experience of Decentralization in Malawi," aims to promote district focused approach to human development, by proposing policies and strategies for strengthening local governance structures in the development process, thereby accelerating sustainable human development at the local level in line with the Malawi 2063 and its First 10-Year Implementation Plan.
The Government of Malawi through National Statistical Office and Ministry of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms launched the first Malawi National Multidimensional Poverty Index (M-MPI) .
Malawi has adopted the M-MPI report as an official measure of multidimensional poverty, complementing existing monetary measures of poverty.
According to the M-MPI, approximately six out of every ten (61.7%) people in Malawi live in multidimensional poverty
UNDP Malawi continues to work alongside Government, other UN agencies, development partners, civil society, academia, the private sector and many others to help limit the spread of the virus and help lessen its impact on vulnerable groups in Malawi.
This publication captures some of the work that UNDP Malawi has implemented so far in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi