Malawi-related polices, frameworks and resources


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  • To contribute to the improvement of maternal health by supporting the increase in the number of trained midwives and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and skills required for dealing with obstetric and gynaecological emergenciesTo increase the capacity of Health Colleges (Government and CHAM) by developing in-country teaching support for trainee clinical officers, nurses, midwives, nurse technicians and allied health professionalsTo support the College of Medicine in the development of specialist medical training for health professionals and facilitate mechanisms for the exchange of medical and health management expertiseTo support HIV/ AIDS prevention, treatment and care by developing partnerships for sharing expertise (especially around health education) and assisting in addressing human resource capacity in servicesTo support communities to access and deliver health services at local and district level through support of local community initiatives, especially those focussing on child health, disability and gender equality
  • To help build capacity in education by further developing teacher exchange programmes and supporting the development of training of trainers for local deliveryTo support the exchange of knowledge and skills by facilitating academic links and twinning initiatives between local government, schools and higher education institutionsTo explore how best to address access to and availability of quality education, with particular attention to remote and rural communitiesTo initiate discussion on the provision of vocational education and training by encouraging the sharing of best practice and expertise and the development of links with Further EducationTo encourage equality in the participation of education by supporting the development of initiatives to empower vulnerable groups
  • Climate ChangeNAPA developed to enable Malawi to address urgent and immediate adaptation needs caused by climate change and extreme weather events.Gender EqualityMGDS Theme Three: Social Development, Sub Theme 3 (5.3.3)‘Gender issues are an integral part of the overall national development agenda’.HIV and AIDSMGDS:’HIV and AIDS is a development issue because it affects negatively all sectors ofthe economy’.Prioritising mainstreaming
  • Malawi-related polices, frameworks and resources

    1. 1. Policies, frameworks and resources David Hope-Jones, Scotland Malawi Partnership
    2. 2. Policies, frameworks and resources Benefits of working within local policies/priorities Introduce key policy frameworks Discuss challenges and successes Further support?
    3. 3. Why should your project fit with local policies?
    4. 4. Why should your project fit with local policies? Because you have to!
    5. 5. 25. How does your project fit with the priorities of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy I?26. How does this project fit with the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals?28. Have you provided evidence of consultation with the Government of Malawi at the local, district or national level?37a. Are the aims of your project consistent with the aims of Malawi’s National Adaptation Programmes Action (NAPA)?
    6. 6. Why should your project fit with local policies? Because you have to! Benefit from needs assessments Integrated with other international partners Avoid duplication of effort Support democratic systems Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness & Accra Agenda for Action
    7. 7. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) 1. Ownership: Developing countries set their own strategies for poverty reduction, improve their institutions and tackle corruption. 2. Alignment: Donor countries align behind these objectives and use local systems. 3. Harmonisation: Donor countries coordinate, simplify procedures and share information to avoid duplication. 4. Results: Developing countries and donors shift focus to development results and results get measured.
    8. 8. The Accra Agenda for Action (2008) Ownership: Countries have more say over their development processes through wider participation in development policy formulation, stronger leadership on aid co-ordination and more use of country systems for aid delivery. Inclusive partnerships: All partners - including donors in the OECD Development Assistance Committee and developing countries, as well as other donors, foundations and civil society - participate fully. Delivering results: Aid is focused on real and measurable impact on development.
    9. 9. Malawi Vision 2020 National Long-Term Development Perspective for Malawi Volume 1 “By the year 2020, Malawi as a God-fearing nation will be secure, democratically mature, environmentally sustainable, self reliant with equal opportunities for and active participation by all, having social services, vibrant cultural and religious values and being a technologically driven middle- income economy.”
    10. 10. Malawi Vision 2020 National Long-Term Development Perspective for Malawi Volume 1  Good Governance  Sustainable Economic Growth and Development  Vibrant Culture  Economic Infrastructure  Social Sector Development  Science and Technology-Led Development  Fair and Equitable Distribution of Income and Wealth  Food Security and Nutrition  Sustainable Natural Resource and Environmental Management
    11. 11. Malawi Growth and Development Strategy I, 2006-2011 Overarching medium-term strategy to attain Malawi Vision 2020. MGDS priorities closely aligned with the Millennium Development Goals  Malawi Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 5 Key themes:  Sustainable Economic Growth  Social Protection and Disaster Management  Social Development (Health, Education, Gender)  Prevention and Management of Nutrition Disorders, HIV and AIDS  Infrastructure Development (Transportation and Energy)  Improved Governance MGDS II, 2011-2016 still to be finalised
    12. 12. Roles of key stakeholders in the implementation of the MGDS I Government: Parliament: Private Sector: Civil Society: Donors and Co-operating Partners:“...The main role of donors and co-operating partners shall be to assist across the board with financial and technical resources to implement the activities in the MGDS. In doing so, they will be expected to support and align their activities in line with the priorities of the MGDS…”
    13. 13. Scottish Government Malawi Development Programme “All [Scottish] engagement will be consistent with current [Malawi] government priorities and existing policies and activity” Co-operation Agreement, 2005 Co-operation Agreement Policy Strands: Civic Governance Sustainable Economic Development Health Education
    14. 14. Civic Governance MGDS 2006-2011 Theme 6: Improved Governance 7 priorities including: ‘Improving service delivery and accountability at the local level through decentralisation’ ‘Democratic Governance Sector: Policy Framework Paper 2010’ still to be ratified
    15. 15. Sustainable Economic Development 2011/2012 Budget Statement, June 2011 The Agriculture Sector Wide Approach, April 2010 Private Sector Development Policy: Promoting Private Sector, April 2010
    16. 16. Health Malawi Health SWAp [2004-2010] ‘A Joint Programme of Work for a Health Sector Wide Approach [2004-2010]’ Most up to date version of Health SWAp being finalised in Malawi
    17. 17. Education National Education Sector Plan 2008-2017, June 2008 Education Sector Implementation Plan, Towards Quality Education: Implementing the National Education Sector Plan 2009-2013, August 2009
    18. 18. District Development Plans 1998 Local Government Act All district assemblies to formulate District Development Plans (DPPs) Socio-Economic Profiles (part of DPPs) offer a localised situational analysis of each district Not all DPPs complete/up to date Some DPPs available through SMP For further information contact District Commissioner or SMP
    19. 19. Cross-cutting themes Climate change National Adaption Programmes of Action (NAPA), February 2008 Gender equality MGDS 5.3.3 National Gender Policy (still in draft) HIV and AIDS Malawi HIV and AIDs Extended National Action Framework 2011-2012, April 2009
    20. 20. Challenges and successes ?
    21. 21. Further support ?
    22. 22. Thank you