|Approval Date||29 Apr 2015|
|Signature Date||08 Jun 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Dec 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
The Malawi Protection of Basic Services (PBS) program is a single tranche Sector Budget Support PBO with a cost estimate of UA 19.00 million. This is a Sector Budget Support (SBS) programme designed in response to Government of Malawi (GoM) request received in November 2014 to protect critical expenditures in social sector (health, education and social protection) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/15 following the withdrawal of Development Partner budget support from FY2013/14. It will be the first Sector Budget Support to be provided to the GoM by the Bank. It was jointly designed with the Government in consultations with Development Partners (DPs), IMF and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The resources provided by the Bank will contribute to the sustenance of the provision of basic social services in the education and health subsectors in particular. Through PBS, the government will be able to sustain spending in the social sector and ensure continued delivery of basic services especially to the poor and vulnerable and also in rural/hard to reach areas in the current tighten fiscal context. Therefore, the programme outcomes include: (i) improved health and education; and (ii) increased ability to cope with external shocks by the poor.
The PBS overall goal is to sustain delivery of basic services and improved value for money through strengthened accountability in the social sector. Specifically, PBS will contribute to the government objective of expanding access and improving the quality of basic services by ensuring adequate staffing and operations; increased availability of learning and teaching materials and drugs, strengthening accountability and financial management in the social sector at central and local levels.
The Malawi population will benefit as a whole from the Programme. The programme will support the government to sustain the provision of education and health services to poor and vulnerable (about 50.7% of the population) who rely on public services; as well as ensuring available of teaching and learning materials for primary and secondary schools, drugs, hospital equipment and supplies, and specialised training for health staff. The poor and vulnerable will be able to benefit from social protection programmes including public works and school cash transfers.This operation will assist the country to ensure that the gains made so far towards the achievement of MDG targets on poverty alleviation, gender equality, education and health are sustained.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Finance
|Last Update||07 Aug 2020|
|Name||BESONG Raymond Eyoh|