Malawi's finance minister Goodall Edward Gondwe and EU international development commissioner Neven Mimica sign the national indicative program for Malawi for the 2014-2020 period. The EU-Malawi cooperation will focus on three main sectors: governance, sustainable agriculture, and secondary educaiton and vocational training. Photo by: European Commission

A low-income country burdened by institutional difficulties within its government, Malawi faces problems in public finance management. Corruption continues to hamper development as well, as evidenced by the recent “Cashgate” scandal.

The European Union notes Malawi’s government is characterized by an overly complex structure with overlapping responsibilities between agencies. Further, appointments are highly politicized and weak management in public institutions has led to substandard service delivery.

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