Malawi Governance to Enable Service Delivery Project (WB-P164961)

  • Malawi
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Nov 14, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Malawi
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 21, 2018

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Project Description
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The stated objectoive of the poject is to improve access to and quality of administrative services delivery and enhance public financial management systems and processes.

The preliminary project structure centers on three mutually reinforcing pillars to support the modernization of the Malawian public administration:

  1. The first pillar focuses on administrative service delivery through support and operationalization of additional Mlambe Centers and related reforms. The first pillar comprises three core components to support a new public service delivery model.
  2. The second pillar focuses on modernizing public financial management at the central and local levels. The pillars are joined by the common objective of improving service delivery: the first pillar through access and quality of services, the second pillar through efficiency and accountability of financial management.
  3. The third pillar supports project implementation and will include a flexible just in time allocation to provide technical and advisory assistance for emerging needs.

The GoM has launched two pilot CSCs in Lilongwe and Mangochi in the summer of 2017. The GoM encountered a number of challenges during the process of establishing the pilots. These include an action plan for development and rollout; a framework for institutional coordination; and technical and operational design including staffing, IT, payment systems, and plans for monitoring and evaluation. This pillar will support the GoM to overcome these challenges and provide necessary financing to ensure consistency across the CSCs and the citizen experience. Component 1 supports the refurbishment and operationalization of CSCs at selected post offices. Component 2 supports BPR and change management. Component 3 supports strengthening of performance monitoring and collecting and incorporating citizen feedback.

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World Bank:
Deborah Hannah Isser, Saidu Dani Goje
Lead Governance Specialist

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance
Ben Botolo
Secretary to the Treasury 


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