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UK aid from the British people

Malawi

Summary

Malawi’s economy is small and largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, with a narrow export base. Current GDP per capita of $327 is only double what it was at independence. As a result, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and ranks 171 out of 189 in the Human Development Index, with 70% of the population below the ($1.90) poverty line. Weak growth, environmental degradation and limited connectivity with the region over recent decades have left the country vulnerable to climatic shocks and demographic challenges. UK aid is addressing these issues through our three priorities:

Top priorities

  • Supporting Government accountability, through increasing transparency and challenging corruption.
  • Breaking the cycle of humanitarian crises by increasing the resilience of poor Malawians, and making the economy more diverse and productive.
  • Preparing Malawi for the future by building human capital, accelerating the demographic transition, and tackling the environmental crisis.

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Malawi
Malawi page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ African Parks (1) ¦ Basel Institute on Governance (1) ¦ Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (1) ¦ Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (1) ¦ Charles Kendall Group (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Deloitte (2) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (4) ¦ Disasters Emergency Committee (1) ¦ International Food Policy Research Institute (2) ¦ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Ministry of Finance - Malawi (1) ¦ Ministry of Health - Malawi (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2) ¦ World Bank, The (2) ¦ Department for Business Innovation and Skills (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Bond (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (3) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ British Red Cross (2) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (3) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (2) ¦ PwC (2) ¦ Triple Line (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (2) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ AgDevCo (2) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ Landell Mills (2) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ DAI Europe (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (2) ¦ Options Consultancy Services (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (2) ¦ Coffey International Development (3) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Medical Research Council (1) ¦ Department for International Development (32) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (2) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Baker Tilly (1) ¦ Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (1) ¦ Imperial Health Sciences (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (4) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (6) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (3) ¦

280K

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

500K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

50K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

720K

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

60K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

640K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£112M

2019/2020