IPA Malawi recently worked with the National Statistics Office and the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) to evaluate Malawi’s public works program, a major at-scale, government-operated social protection program.


While the program was not effective in improving food security or increasing use of agricultural inputs, the research team continues to collaborate with MASAF to identify strategies for improving the program.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Malawi and the Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Financial Inclusion Program at IPA, partnered with the Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) to...
IPA Malawi and J-PAL Africa hosted a custom training workshop in Malawi. The workshop, which was held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), aimed to improve participants’ understanding of...

Malawi’s public works program is the largest social protection scheme in one of the world’s poorest countries. Although public works programs are widespread, they can be costly, and there is...