With support from USAID Malawi through the Malawi STEPS grant to Counterpart International, AFIDEP is implementing the Malawi Parliamentary Support Initiative (M-PSI). This project aims to improve the capacity and performance of the Malawi Parliament in carrying out its oversight, legislative and representation functions. M-PSI was officially launched in May 2018 and is expected to run for 13 months.
As part of MPSI, AFIDEP is conducting a training workshop on budget analysis for Parliament staff on 18-19 September 2018 in Mponela, Malawi. The training, which is benefiting staff from the newly formed parliamentary budget office, research department, and committee section, focuses on building understanding of the budgeting process in Malawi and Parliament’s role in this process. Some of the topics covered by the training include: the Malawi budget process, the budget/fiscal framework, techniques for budget analysis, applications to Malawi budget framework, budget analysis from a human rights-based perspective, budget analysis reporting, and analyzing the financial implications for bills.