The Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project combines interventions that engage and shape the power relations, incentives, and influences within and outside parliament, to address the Parliament’s current underperformance. The project seeks to inspire supportive political behaviour and reforms, and strengthen capacity that enables performance improvement and effective delivery of Parliamentary functions. The project is anchored within the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) to enable parliament to own, inform and steer its implementation and ensure sustainability of the interventions. The project is addressing both the political and technical bottlenecks that limit the capacity of parliament to effectively fulfil its mandate. The project team, comprising diverse local and international experts in governance and evidence-informed transformational change, works closely with all leaders across the political spectrum to galvanise sustainable action to decisively improve the performance of the parliament.
Interventions for achieving Objective 1: Increase autonomy of the parliament
Interventions for achieving Objective 2: Increase the operational efficiency of the Malawi parliament
In order for parliament to discharge its mandate effectively, it should be a professionally run institution supported by well qualified and skilled staff and guided by robust policies, processes, and systems engrained in the spirit of ensuring accountability. Interventions under this objective will focus on strengthening parliament’s capacity for effective performance of the oversight, legislative and representation function. These include:
To facilitate continuous learning and programme improvement as well as assess project effectiveness in meeting goals, we will implement a comprehensive monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) component alongside implementation. Three mechanisms will be used to gather information for monitoring, learning and evaluation, including: