The 2015 Survey to Evaluate the Quality of Policy Processes in Malawi
FSP conducted a survey to provide a baseline understanding of the quality of these policy processes.
By Todd Benson, Flora Nankhuni, Athur Mabiso, and Mywish Maredia
Over the past ten years, there have been several initiatives in Malawi to strengthen the processes through which national policies, strategies, and programs in the agriculture sector are designed and approved. In 2015, FSP conducted a survey to provide a baseline understanding of the quality of these policy processes. This survey collected data from five different categories of stakeholders: government, civil society, the private sector, donor agencies, and researchers.
The results show that while some positive developments have been achieved and elements of these policy processes are quite strong, considerable improvements are still needed. A similar survey will be conducted in mid-2017 to evaluate possible changes in the quality of these policy processes.
Todd Benson, Flora Nankhuni, Athur Mabiso, and Mywish Maredia. 2016. The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes at National Level in Malawi: Results from the 2015 Malawi Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes Baseline Survey. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 10. East Lansing: Michigan State University