UNDP in Malawi
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
Malawi has been grappling with recurring famine, chronic poverty and high illiteracy rates. The AIDS pandemic adds a delicate facet, stretching the national capacity to its limit. The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), aims to promote sustainable economic growth and wealth creation in order to improve the lives of Malawians and addresses the achievement and sustainability of the Millennium Development Goals.
UNDP Malawi is committed to delivering development and advisory services in an efficient and timely manner. To do this, we draw upon expertise and resources from UNDP's global network and wide range of partners - both internationally, in the region, and within Malawi, whether from the UN family, the broader development community, academia, civil society or the private sector.
Our programmes are defined by the national development priorities as drawn in the MGDS, and focused on supporting Malawi achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP Malawi is structured into three broad programme clusters, namely: Capacity Development, Millennium Development Goals and Governance.
UNDP has created Implementation and Support Centre (ISC) to build upon corporate capacity and best practices to ensure the provision of high-level technical and operational support services for efficient programme and project implementation.
Working with the UN family and other development partners in Malawi, UNDP supports the government's economic planning, monitoring and evaluation capacity and responds to other priority areas such as the fight against corruption, decentralization of governance and the public sector reform.
UNDP also administers the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Volunteer programme
UNDP Malawi Stands Up Against Poverty
UNDP, Lilongwe, 17 October 2007 –
- We pledge to keep our promises and help improve the quality of life for all Malawians.
- We join the world in support of the eradication of extreme poverty.
- We are 48 of six billion voices. We want justice now. No more excuses!