ICNL’s resources and information on Malawi.


ICNL works with our local partner, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation to improve the legal environment for CSOs in Malawi. We provided technical assistance in analyzing the NGO Policy and the NGO Amendment Bill, and our comments assisted local partners in their advocacy and litigation efforts to prevent the restrictive law from passing. ICNL is developing a new program to support the strengthening of civil society’s response to civic space restrictions, engage with government institutions, and improve citizen participation in lawmaking.

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Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 1 December 2020

On April 8, 2020, the Minister of Health imposed a nationwide lockdown that prohibits all individual move [...]

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Malawi. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.



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