Investing in poor children in Malawi provides more value for money, UNICEF report finds
Beyond money: Empowering social cash transfer beneficiaries
Life is far from easy for half of Malawi’s population. They live below the national poverty line, unable to afford the lowest acceptable standard of living. As many as 3 million or more (22% of the population) are categorized as ultra-poor, with half of them also being labor constrained. This means they are unable to meet their basic needs. They struggle to find food, shelter as well as access to essential services such as education and health. This increases vulnerability particularly among women and children.
What we do
UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1987. The current UNICEF/ Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation.