After the reporting of the first HIV case in 1985, HIV prevalence in Malawi rose to nearly 17% in the late 1990s. From around 2000, it started declining. By 2010 it had declined to 10.6%. The underlying factors to the decline are however not clearly explained. Knowing the factors behind the decline is extremely important for Malawi as it guides HIV and AIDS resource allocation and programming in general.
The National AIDS Commission (NAC) having been mandated to oversee the coordination of the national response, recognizes the importance of monitoring and evaluation in ensuring that goals are achieved in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, conducting a second round of NASA assessment for the period 2010/2011 to 2011/2012 provides the needed information to assess the use of resources for HIV and AIDS related activities and also plan effectively for future activities.
The document is an update on the position of the Malawi economy as of March 2014.
The UNDAF Action Plan builds on the key components of the UNDAF 2012-2016, Country Programme Documents (CPDs) (2012-2016) for UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP and is legally binding for all 16 participating organisations, for all other action planning documents or plans of cooperation of the Participating UN Organizations for this period in full respect of the consultation obligations required by their respective governing bodies.
Transformation Plan (previously called Business Plan) aims to further the work of the UN in the area of transformation/reform. This helps enhance the linkages between the programmes and operations; reduce the transaction costs; and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the UN interventions in the country.
This report is a compilation of the outcome of the consultations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and reflects the country’s vision as seen through the eyes and minds of Malawians of all walks of life.
This report signals three binding constraints on development in Malawi, including Population Growth, Capacity and Resources. Furthermore, the report signals five key strategic development priority issues: Poverty Reduction, HIV and AIDS, Children and Young People, Gender and Sustainability.