Malawi – Malawi’s priorities for inclusive prosperity (Chatham House)

Chatham House writes: Malawi has now passed its first year under a new executive following the re-run presidential election of June 2020. The incoming administration inherited several pressing issues, with the country only narrowly avoiding a recession in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lingering shock of Cyclone Idai – both factors which further compounded deep challenges of addressing stubborn poverty and boosting the resilience and productivity of a significantly undiversified economy. The government has stressed its commitment to a youth-centric approach to address these challenges, recently outlining a fresh national strategy seeking for Malawi to become an industrialized upper-middle-income country by the year 2063. Education will be a pivotal factor within this transformation: not only through enhancing learning systems but in widening access to quality schooling for all children and tackling a consistently high drop-out rate. Collaboration with Malawi’s international partners to support and finance these critical objectives marks a key focus for the Global Education Summit hosted in London on 28-29 July 2021. At this event, HE Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, presents his long-term vision for an inclusively prosperous nation and the vital role of quality education within this, outlining the priorities for implementation over his government’s term in office.

Dr Alex Vines OBE

Managing Director, Ethics, Risk & Resilience; Director, Africa Programme

HE Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

President of the Republic of Malawi

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