WFP’s support to Government focusses on 4 strategic areas:
- Government Capacity
In 2018, WFP with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and GIZ supported the Government to develop the Malawi National Social Support Programme II, designed to respond to people’s food and income needs with links to the emergency sector.
- Diagnostics and Design
Operational know-how and last mile delivery: In 2020, WFP and ILO supported the Government to design a targeting approach for the COVID-19 cash intervention (CUCI) to address heightened income and food insecurity for the urban poor.
This included a rigorous verification exercise leveraging satellite imagery to assess the eligibility of the targeted ’hotspots’ for this new urban programming context.
- System and Processes
Multisectoral Expertise: In 2020, WFP supported the Government to develop an application for its emerging social registry to support with targeting food insecure households.
- Implementation Capacity
In addition to providing technical support, WFP provides implementation capacity to Government to increase the coverage of social assistance in Malawi. WFP works with the Government during the Lean Season Response to pilot new design for the social protection system to address adequacy of transfer and coverage of food insecure populations.