Case Study

Technical assistance to the National Authorising Office – Agriculture and Food Security Sector

Client: Government of the Republic of Malawi, National Authorizing Office – EU Funding | Sectors: Natural Resources

This project strengthened the capacity of the NAO support unit based in the Malawi Ministry of Finance to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects in the food and agriculture sector. 

This was part of the EU’s support to increase the management and effectiveness of EU development aid to the benefit of Malawi. Support we provided included capacity building in financial management and oversight as well as enhanced coordination and cooperation with the EU, national institutions and donor partners in agriculture programming. We also provide assistance as required, through the provision of day-to-day assistance and support, including in-formal capacity building and training.

With a long term technical advisor for two years and intermittent short term inputs we improved the reporting structure, contracting and procurement procedures within the NAO. At the end of the contract the NAO Support Unit was better capacitated to undertake a focal role for EU agriculture and food security sector-related matters.

Key Experts

Nick Smart Technical Director