GIZ has been working in Malawi on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for more than 30 years. Malawi is a priority partner country for German international development cooperation.
The present Government is working to reduce poverty and pursuing broad-based economic development policies. All its development measures are based on the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy. GIZ is working with local and international partners to reduce poverty, achieve long-term improvements in basis education and health care, and promote the private sector.
Malawian-German cooperation currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and development of the private sector in rural areas. GIZ is also working on behalf of BMZ in the areas of public finance administration and social security.