With the aim of promoting social accountability
as a fundamental human right of every Malawian, the
Centre for Social Concern (CFSC) will, from 2008 be
conducting both Budget Tracking (Monitoring) and Social
Auditing of the implementation of the newly developed
Malawi's Social Protection Policy in Mchinji district.
This task, which is also promoting social justice, is
jointly done by the Economic Justice ans Good Governance
program (with more focus on budget analysis and tracking)
and the Social Conditions Research program (with much
focus on social auditing).
The Social Protection Policy in Malawi
is aimed at providing social transfers to the most vulnerable
members of society in Malawi, the majority of whom are
from female-headed, elderly headed and child headed
households; among those who live below Malawiâ€™s poverty
line. Cash transfers are targetting the poorest (the
ultra poor) who fail to acquire minimum daily food requirements.
Budget tracking/monitoring and social
auditing will every year follow the five processes of
social accountability system:
Planning and Resource Allocation of social protection
program in Mchinji
Expenditure Management of the allocated resources
Performance Management of the project implementers
at district, community and village levels
Public Integrity of policy makers and project implementers
Role of Oversight Bodies, to ensure that all players
are made accountable for their performance.
For further information concerning the
Social Protection please contact Fr. Jos Kuppens
You can also check for the latest information about
CfSC's advocacy on
The High Cost of Living and
the Basic Needs Basket.