Public Private Partnerships of Malawi
Malawi has publicised its interest in pursuing public-private partnerships in the area of public services to accelerate economic growth, improve quality of life and reduce drastic poverty. In May 2011, the Malawi Public Private Partnership Commission, formerly the Privatization Commission of Malawi, established a dedicated PPP policy. Key sectors identified for PPP investment in the country are energy, telecommunications, transport, tourism, public utilities, health and education.
Foreign direct investment has seen some increase in recent years with investment injected into uranium and bauxite mining, and other investment opportunities arising in tourism, agro-processing and the manufacture of clothing and fertilisers. The government has sought to bring a climate of openness to business via efforts such as establishing a commercial court and working to stabilise the interest rate. Malawi has used PPPs to make considerable progress on its eight Millennium Development Goals.