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November 19, 2021

USAID is proud to partner with the Government of Malawi (GOM) and local and international organizations on a shared development agenda to pursue “an inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation.” USAID recently launched its five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which supports Malawi 2063 and focuses USAID’s work on: (1) strengthening the accountability and effectiveness of the public sector; (2) helping Malawi’s youth lead healthy, informed, and productive lives; and (3) ensuring that the private sector increases inclusive and sustainable wealth generation.

November 19, 2021

LILONGWE -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Malawi signed a new, five-year, bilateral assistance agreement, valued at nearly $1.2 billion (approximately 1 trillion MWK), to support Malawi 2063 and advance a more self-reliant Malawi that is gender-equitable and democratically accountable. 

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.


Last updated: December 22, 2021

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