Centre of Government Reform: Malawi State House

  • Status:
  • Ongoing
  • Programme:
  • Malawi State House Support Programme
  • Funder:
  • FCDO
  • Partner:
  • Palladium
  • Years:
  • 2020-2023
  • Key Policy Areas:
  • Climate change and energyPrivate sector growthPublic service reform
  • Type of Support:
  • Direct Government Support

Kivu scoped, designed, and is now delivering a major programme of support for the State House team in Malawi. The support is focused principally on strengthening the policy and strategy functions in State House. Kivu is working closely with senior advisers to His Excellency Lazarus Chakwera, providing practical advice and support on key reform priorities. This work draws on the Kivu team’s experience of both personally working at the strategic centre of government and also advising developed-world governments on effective public administration. The team includes both Kivu Directors and Professor Nick Pearce, former Head of the UK No10 Policy Unit. This work is due to run until 2023.

Key Impacts:
  • Trust-based relationships developed with key interlocutors, which allows for the provision of high-quality advice
  • Strengthened capacity of core team of advisers though an approach which focused on practical policy-problem solving