Development of a Robust Sqam Infrastructure in Malawi

Project Overview

This project is meant to enhance the ability to export goods from Malawi by reducing the need for re testing, re inspection and re certification abroad through acceptance of measurements, tests, conformity assessment results issued in Malawi.

Project Objective

The purpose of the project is to contribute to a more adequate, effective and sustainable National Quality Infrastructure in Malawi in accordance with international and regional principles and practices by supporting the improvement of the performance of the Malawi Bureau of Standards.             

Main Project Activities

  • Implementation of the National Quality Strategy
  • Continuous strengthening of the MBS technical and human capacity.
  • Monitoring progress by Government of Malawi in Development of the new MBS state of art laboratory
  • Introduction of Product Certification scheme
  • Institutionalization of better regulations in Malawi



Project start date:

January 2012

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Malawi

    Implementing partner:

    Malawi Bureau of Standard

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Un Dept Of Economic And Social Affairs
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $17

    2019 $293,202

    2018 $1,472,000

    2017 $788,505

    2016 $1,256,514

    2015 $1,301,845

    2014 $430,873

    2013 $438,024

    2012 $0

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