USAID/Malawi supports institutional strengthening and increased citizen participation in decision-making. USAID provided significant assistance during Malawi’s May 2014 tripartite election for President, Parliament, and Local Councilors—the first election of its kind in Malawi’s history. By raising awareness of electoral rights and processes, USAID’s Democracy and Governance office created a better and more informed electorate, ensured fewer irregularities during the election process, and spurred higher voter turnout. Activities increased citizens’ opportunities for engaging with government officials and therefore cultivated democratic legitimacy and inclusion.
Transforming Lives: Malawi Elections Focus on Accountability and Results
USAID/Malawi's Democracy and Governance Fact Sheet
Last updated: November 06, 2015