International Development Committee - The Development Situation in Malawi Supplementary written evidence submitted by the Department for International Development

DFID PROGRAMMES IN MALAWI, STATUS, COSTING AND PERIOD OF OPERATION

Pillar

Programme Name And Description

Cost

Period

Governance

Justice for Vulnerable Groups (JVG):
Status: On Going
Support to child protection, reducing violence against women and girls, supporting fairer traditional justice and reducing exposure to pre-trial detention

£16m

2011–16

Building Empowerment and Accountability in Malawi (BEAM):
Status: On Going
Combating corruption; improving public financial management; supporting citizens and communities to hold government to account

£19m

2009–18

Improved Electoral Environment Programme:
Status: In Design
Likely to include multi-party support to strengthen political parties, initiatives to combat political violence and supporting capacity of the electoral commission to deliver elections, and ability of civil society and media to monitor

£6.5m

2012–15

Growth

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs:
Status: On Going
Replacing 2 million light bulbs with low-energy light bulbs—saving up to 20% of peak time demand

£3m

2012–13

Rural Roads:
Status: In Design
Working with the World Bank to design a programme to upgrade and maintain existing dirt roads in rural areas with high agricultural potential

In Design

Private Sector Development:
Status: In Design
Likely to combine direct support to firms and value chains with capacity building for Government

In Design

Access to Finance:
Status: In Design
Currently working with USAID and the World Bank to set up a Malawi Financial Sector Deepening Trust to increase access to financial services

In Design

Resilience

Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP):
Status: On Going
A joint donor programme between the UK, Norway and Irish Aid, for £16 million over 2011–2016. The programme seeks to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate variability and change

£16m

2011–16

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion and Capacity Building programme:
Status: On Going
Providing 68,500 people with safe water supply; improved household sanitation facilities for 54,700 people; Improved latrines and hand washing facilities for 12,870 people; 250 villages sensitised on hygiene education and sanitation promotion

£0.95m

2010–12

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme:
Status: Recently Approved
Aims to reduce water related disease and illness in Malawi, leading to reduced vulnerability and poverty. The new programme is expected to provide 750,000 vulnerable Malawians with reasonable and sustained access to improved water and sanitation in underserved areas

£19.4m

2012–15

Agriculture Sector Support:
Status: On Going
Aims to provide 350,000 vulnerable farmers a year with high yielding maize and legume seeds; improve the value for money of the Government of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP); increase domestic milk production for 7,000 existing dairy farmers by 30% and enable 2,000 smallholder farmers to move in to dairy farming; and support 90,000 farmers (including 31,000 women) to increase yields by 20% and improve soil quality through conservation farming

£35m

2012–16

Human Development

Keeping Girls in School programme (2012–15):
Status: Recently Approved
The programme will increase girls’ enrolment in school, completion of primary education, and transition into secondary school

£37.5m

2012–16

DFID’s Education Sector Reform Programme (2010–13):
Status: On Going
A large sector budget support operation, with an annually agreed programme of work and output targets, linked to the Government of Malawi’s budget allocations

£50m

2012–13

Malawi Health Sector Programme (2011–16):
Status: Recently Approved
Follows on from the first health sector programme and is currently under discussion with the Government of Malawi. If approved, the MHSP will aim to increase access to quality health services; strengthen the performance of health systems (in particular procurement); and improve the equity of health outcomes

£110m

2011–16

Family Planning programme:
Status: On Going
Aims to increase the coverage and use of effective family planning in Malawi, with a focus on rural, poor, and young women. The programme will result in 180,000 fewer unsafe abortions, 4,460 fewer maternal deaths and 1.27 million fewer pregnancies

£25m

2012–18

Emergency Drug project:
Status: On Going
An emergency programme (with Norway and Germany) to procure and distribute 18 months worth of essential medicines to around 620 health facilities in Malawi

£13.5

2011–12

HIV & AIDS programme:
Status: In Design
A new programme of support is being developed to address the need for a better balance between prevention and treatment interventions.

In Design

Prepared 23rd July 2012