A new programme of support for climate resilience in Malawi is being planned by DFID, building on earlier work such as the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme. This assignment provides external expert support to the design and development of the new programme’s business case.
Current climate variability, reliance on agriculture and weak coordination in development partners’ responses to chronic vulnerability has led to annual cycles of food insecurity and expensive humanitarian responses in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.
DFID’s current relevant investment in the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) finished in September 2017, and a new phase of support is required.
This assignment supports DFID in its design of a new programme of collaborative support to resilience in Malawi. It is:
Value and benefits
The assignment will provide information to allow a consensus to be reached between DFID staff, contributing development partners and Government on the design options. It will also inform the business case (including evidence to support assumptions in the theory of change, data to support social, environmental and economic aspects, and the economic appraisal case of the business case and suggested management options) to ensure the programme can maximise development impacts and value for money.