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USAID and WFP continue to provide cash transfers to build resilience in food insecure districts in Malawi.
June 28, 2021

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a $9.5 million (about MK7.7 billion) contribution from the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID), to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable households, support livelihoods of community members, and strengthen capacity of national and local institutions to better address food security, disaster risk management, and emergency responses in Malawi. 

April 14, 2021

Maimouna Traoré lives in Sikasso, southern Mali, and remembers dreading the rainy season only a few years ago. As she recalls, “In the past, many children in our area would die of severe malaria with seizures, but thanks to the SMC being done every year, there are rarely cases of malaria in our families. A child who takes three doses of medication per month should not get malaria.”

April 14, 2021

As part of an ambitious, multi-country partnership and with generous support from USAID and Good Ventures, GiveDirectly (GD) successfully launched its first household grants program in Malawi in early 2019. The program was designed not only to directly transform the lives of ~11,000 households enrolled, but also, through a randomized controlled trial, to provide USAID/Malawi with a benchmark against which to compare the cost-effectiveness and/or operational efficiency of its portfolio of interventions.

July 20, 2020

Citing widespread irregularities in Malawi’s 2019 presidential elections, the country’s Constitutional Court annulled the race in early February and ordered a rerun. Some of the most common irregularities cited by the judges included obvious errors in filling out electoral forms and the use of correction fluid to change mistakes. Questioning the integrity of the results, Malawians took to the streets to protest the election results and to demand greater transparency in the electoral process.

June 25, 2020

With new schools being built by USAID and PEPFAR, more girls and boys in Malawi will have improved access to education.


Last updated: June 28, 2021

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