Malawi Compact - Environment and Natural Resources Management
MCC’s $345 million Malawi Compact ((2013-2018) funded the $20 million Environmental and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) Project. Consistent, reliable, and affordable electricity is a key constraint on Malawi’s economic growth, so the program aimed to reduce disruptions and increase the efficiency of hydropower generation. The Weed and Sediment Management (WSM) Activity provided equipment to remove sediments and weeds in the Shire River that hinder hydropower generation. The ENRM and the Social and Gender Enhancement Fund (SGEF) activities created a grant facility to promote sustainable land management and gender equality, since women are often land-use decision makers. The project also sought to establish an environmental trust to fund land management activities post-compact.
Study Type: Independent Evaluation
Study Status: Completed