The UN in Malawi, in collaboration with Development Partners, is committed to supporting the Government of Malawi to achieve long-term, sustainable development results that will benefit the people of Malawi. The UN Country Team (UNCT) applies results based management principles in the planning, implementation and assessments of their programmes and operations. Furthermore, the UNCT ensures accountability for results through implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework, containing realistic targets against which effectiveness and efficiency can be measured and reported on. The UN in Malawi regularly assesses the immediate outputs and longer term outcomes of its collaboration with partners. Periodic reviews and evaluations are undertaken to ensure goals and targets set out in development plans are on track to be met.

Below are some of the results achieved in the first two years of implementing the 2012 – 2016 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) as per set priority areas:

Sustainable and Equitable Economic Growth and Food Security

  • 11-08-14v30,000 farm families supported with various farm inputs and trained to diversify agriculture
  • 500 extension staff trained in food and nutrition security
  • National Employment and Labour Policy (NELP) has been developed and is pending approval
  • Government has gazetted Employment order (which prohibits hazardous work for children) and 5,444 children (3,046 boys and 2,398 girls) have been withdrawn or prevented from child labour through provision of educational and training services
  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Climate Change (CC) and Fisheries policies are in draft form and the new Forestry Policy is in zero draft
  • 1.9 million vulnerable persons in 16 districts have been assisted through in-kind food and cash

Equitable and Quality Basic Social and Protection Services

  • MLWB2008-718Provided access to essential medical drugs through more than 640 primary health care units
  • Coverage of Basic Emergency Obstetric Care stands at 26 percent; more than 10 folds increase since 2010
  • All sugar produced in Malawi is fortified with Vitamin A
  • ODF Malawi 2015 Strategy rolled out to 28 districts
  • Birth registration rolled out in all health facilities in Lilongwe
  • 35 percent enrollment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) through Community Based Child Care Centres (CBCCCs) from 20 percent in 2011. In 2012, 577 new CBCCCs were established that reach 57,700 children that provide a safe environment for early learning and development

National Response to HIV and AIDS

  • MLWB2008-716748 percent increase in number of pregnant women receiving Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) to prevent new infections
  • Over 600 sites providing anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and over 450,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) alive and on treatment
  • 577 CBCCCs supported 57,700 Children Affected by Aids (CABAs)
  • 1,000 households received livelihood support
  • Six critical legal and financial reports completed and used for policy and strategy
  • Joint Programme for critical enablers developed

Governance and Human Rights

  • Joyce BandaThe Democratic Governance Sector Strategy has been developed and has been submitted to Government for approval, with indicator framework
  • 50 percent of senior public servants trained in leadership and management
  • 70 percent of aid reported in the national budget up from 55 percent in 2009 against a target of 75 percent in 2016
  • Mainstreaming of gender undertaken in three sectors (Health, Agriculture and Education)
  • Percentage of women in senior leadership positions (PS Level) increased from 19 percent to 26 percent in 2012

See: UNDAF Progress Report 2012 – 2013 for Malawi