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.
The Enhancing Malawi Parliament project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Malawi.
This project is anchored within the Malawi parliament and is therefore implemented as a partnership with the parliament. AFIDEP collaborates with the Institute for Policy Research and Social Empowerment (IPRSE) –governance and development experts with know-how in political economy analysis– in providing technical guidance and inputs for project design, implementation and evaluation.