Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

GIZ Malawi - Economic Empowerment Pilot Project for Social Cash Transfer Beneficiaries

This video provides insight into the Economic Empowerment Pilot for Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) beneficiaries of Mwanza District in Malawi’s Southern Region. It displays the organisation of, the objectives for and the partners involved in the design and implementation of the project. The pilot is conducted by COMSIP Cooperative Union with financial support from the German Cooperation (GIZ) and proposes an alternative SCTP model that could yield better results for addressing ultra-poverty. This involves the provision of a once-off lump sum and/or financial literacy and business management training to enable households to invest in productive assets and activities.