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Malawi Directorate of Macroeconomic Policy Research and Analysis

  • Project Name:
    Malawi Directorate of Macroeconomic Policy Research and Analysis
    Institution :
    Government of Malawi
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    At its 37th Regular Meeting, in May 2007, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 1.5 million to the Government of Malawi for the establishment of a macroeconomic policy institute which will provide the government with economic policy research and analysis as well as offer it impartial advice.

    Project Description:

    The goal of the project is to strengthen public policy research and analysis in Malawi. Its expected results are to: i) build Malawi’s national capacity in public policy research and analysis to support policy makers and other stakeholders (through rigorous research and policy analysis); ii) build the capacities of other national research institutions in Malawi and provide technical support and advisory services to non-state actors in policy research and analysis (through training, fellowship programs, internships, attachments, study tours/exchange visits); iii) raise public awareness of development issues in Malawi (through dissemination, publication, networking/outreach and policy dialogue/discussion forum); iv)strengthen the policy dialogue platform that was institutionalized by the National Economic Council project enabling effective participation of all stakeholders; and v) establish a Malawi Directorate of Macroeconomic Policy Research and Analysis (through procurement, training, and infrastructure development). 

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