CSOs Ensure that Malawi Increases Contraceptive Budget Line, Funding is Spent
Starting in 2014, a consortium of civil society organizations supported by PAI expanded on existing advocacy to increase Malawi’s budget for contraceptives and ensure that funding allocated is spent as planned. The consortium successfully supported champions in Parliament to:
- Ensure that the MWK 60 million (US $141,210) allocated for contraceptives in fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget is spent; and
- Increase the FY 2016 budget allocation for contraceptives by 17%.
Current efforts must be sustained, or momentum could be lost. The goals of this publication are to:
- Document the experience and success of our partners; and
- Share their approaches and lessons learned, so they can be adapted and replicated in other geographies.