Mining Governance and Growth Support projects

Background

Government of Malawi prioritised the mining sector and included it in its priority within priorities as espoused in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS). According to the MGDS, mining is expected to contribute to economic diversification and development. In the MGDS II, mining is expected to contribute to 20% of Gross Domestic Product by 2016. In order to achieve this objective, the government needs to create an enabling environment for mining and improve the mining sector governance.

Government further realizes that sustained export-led growth requires the strengthening and diversification of productive sectors, removal of binding infrastructural constraints and a supportive exchange rate management policy. The Government of Malawi (GoM) through the Ministry of Mining therefore, requested the World Bank for technical assistance to support a mining sector reform programme. The Bank agreed to support the programme under the Mining Governance and Growth Support Project. The Project will be funded by an IDA credit from the World Bank and a 10thВ EDF grant from the European Union.

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