|Approval Date||10 Dec 1998|
|Signature Date||24 May 1999|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2007|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2007|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
The proposed project is part of the Government's Poverty Alleviation Programme in Malawi. The Poverty Reduction Project is the result of consultations between the GoM, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector. The approaches adopted focus on both basic needs and growth. The project therefore provides resources for community development and income-generating activities through a Social Action Fund and a Microfinance Fund, respectively. It consists mainly of four components: (i) Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction activities; (ii) District Development Funding; (iii) Micro-finance Operations; (iv) Project Management. The project will be implemented over a period of five (5) years, from May 1999 to September 2004.
The project’s aim is to contribute to poverty reduction in urban and rural Malawi. Specific project objectives are to: (i) strengthen poverty monitoring systems; (ii) promote the formulation and implementation of community initiated sub-projects that are in line with the District Development Plan; (iii) build district and community-level capacity; and (iv) support micro-finance operations in five (5) districts over five (5) years.
The intended beneficiaries are the people the following five districts (Chitipa, Salima, Lilongwe, Mwanza and Mulanje) but was expanded to include two (2) more districts, Neno and Phalombe, split from Mwanza and Mulanje respectively during implementation .The categories of people most affected by poverty in these districts are: rural smallholder farmers; rural female-headed households with heads of households without education; with a high dependence ratio and no resources for generating on farm and off-farm incomes; rural youth; child-headed households (3% of all households) as a result of the 14% HIV/AIDS prevalence rate; people with disabilities, rural and urban households whose heads have low level or no skills; and rural and urban households keeping orphans.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|
|Name||BALDEH Yero H.J.|