At World Vision, we rejoice in the significant progress Malawi has made towards achieving global and national targets in key areas of child well-being. Children account for over half of the country’s population, yet their rights and needs are often seen as peripheral to development efforts. This report is first in a series of reports that aims to measure the progress of efforts made by the governments in Eswatini, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to protect the rights of boys and girls.
We hope this report will trigger policymakers to develop comprehensive responses to address all forms of poverty affecting children and that the evidence and analysis presented here will encourage a national debate about what constitutes child poverty in Malawi and how to address it holistically.
More information about this project, which is made possible through our partnership with The Child Rights Network for Southern Africa (CRSNSA), as well as reports from other participating countries can be found here.