Malawi Electoral Cycle Support (MECS) Project (2017-2019)

Project Overview

Implementation of the MECS project started end of September 2017 and it is a basket fund pooling resources from various development partners and is managed by UNDP. The primary goal of the Project is to assist in Malawi’s consensual development of procedural certainty among key electoral stakeholders. This goal arises against the backdrop of a unique opportunity for transformation that has arisen from electoral and political reform processes.

Project Goal

The Malawi Electoral Commission ably holds free, inclusive, and credible tripartite elections in 2019.

Project Output

  •   The MEC is trusted as an impartial entity with the capacity to credibly administer and manage elections in accordance with its national and international obligation
  •  Women’s political empowerment throughout the electoral cycle is strengthened.
  •  Support CMD in its efforts to improve the ability of political parties to contribute to orderly elections.
  •  Effective and efficient management, partnership formation, and monitoring and evaluation  of the project.



Project start date:

July 2017

Estimated end date:

June 2021

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Malawi

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Ireland
  • Government Of Norway
  • Department For International Development (dfid)
  • European Commission
  • United States Agency For International Development (usaid)
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $416,857

    2020 $2,681,510

    2019 $5,426,311

    2018 $5,327,673

    2017 $528,427

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