Child Protection Budget Brief

Building inclusive, productive and resilient communities in Malawi

Three year old Lumbani is captured playing with his foster father, 42 year old Luwo Malunga at  their home in Sigerege in the southern city of Blantyr
UNICEF/06216/Thoko Chikondi


This budget brief assesses the extent to which national budgets have prioritized child protection over the past six years. The analysis leading to this budget brief is based on a study that was conducted in 2017 and 2018 to examine levels and trends in Government allocation to child protection between 2012 and 2018. Data collection included review of policy and budget documents as well as interviews with key informants. Respondents were drawn from the MoGCDSW, Malawi Police Service, Malawi Human Rights Commission, National Registration Bureau, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the Judiciary and National Local Government Finance Committee.

A mother cooking with her two children in Gunde village, Thyolo
Publication date


(PDF, 942,58 KB)