The National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Malawi Agriculture Policy Advancement and Transformation Agenda (MwaPATA) Institute on Thursday, September 17, 2020 signed a memorandum of understanding for their collaboration on policy research in agriculture, natural resources and rural development. The event marks the official commencement of joint research activities between the two institutions in shaping national policies and development plans in the specified fields.Read more
The National Planning Commission on Thursday August 6, 2020 launched the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III Mid Term Review Report during a virtual ceremony that was coordinated from the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, Rt Hon. Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, was the guest of honour at the event.Full MGDS III Mid-Term Implementation Review Report - Download from DropBox....
The third Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III) is being implemented from 2017 to 2022. It is the fourth medium-term national development strategy aligned to the country’s long-term development aspirations which were articulated in Vision 2020.
'Madam Speaker, the Government has made tremendous progress in development planning with the establishment of the National Planning Commission to coordinate the preparation of a successor to the Vision 2020 and medium term development strategies. Madam Speaker and Honourable Members, despite Malawi attaining political independence some 56 years ago, the country is yet to attain economic independence. In order to reverse this situation Government, through the National Planning Commission is developing a collectively-defined new Vision that is expected to transform the country through inclusive wealth creation, sustainable and resilient growth. The new Vision is planned to be launched before December, 2020.'
The communiqué outlines key resolutions of the conference and will guide the way forward in the development of the National Transformation 2063, the envisioned successor to Vision 2020, to be launched before the end of this year.
The event's live streaming service is provided by iHubOnline.
The National Planning Commission (NPC) was established through an Act of Parliament with the mandate to coordinate development of long and medium term national development plans for Malawi and to oversee their implementation and to coordinate efforts of different stakeholders in achieving common development objectives.
NPC has a Board of Directors whose chairman and board members are appointed by the President. The mandate and functions of the Commission are fulfilled by the Secretariat which is headed by the Director General.