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Delivering services in Malawi: what prospects after the elections?

Date
Time (GMT +01) 12:30 14:00
Hero image description: Peaceful demonstration, Blantyre Malawi Image credit:Travis Lupik Image license:Creative Commons

​Speakers

Tam O'Neil, Research Associate, ODI

Diana Cammack, Research Associate, ODI

Edge Kanyongolo, Associate Professor, University of Malawi

Andrew Kardan, Senior Consultant, Oxford Policy Management

Chair

Vinjeru Mkandawire, Journalist, MergerMarket


Description

​Elections in Malawi have been marred by a climate of distrust and instability, by protests at the polls and allegations of rigging. Yet these elections are an important milestone, not least because local councillors will be elected for the first time since 2000. Will these elections make a significant difference for Malawi’s citizens and for its progress on development outcomes? 

This event will reflect on the election process and what the emerging results mean for Malawi's political settlement. It will draw on the findings of a recently launched ODI report, Fragmented governance and local service delivery in Malawi