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Malawi Government Resources

Government of Malawi: The Republic of Malawi has a parliamentary democracy. The executive is headed by the President and his cabinet. The Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice and assisted by judges of the supreme court, high court, and magistrates courts. The legislature, called the Parliament, is presided over by the Speaker of Parliament and is composed of 193 Members of Parliament.  Please note that the information on this official Government of Malawi website is updated infrequently, resulting in some outdated information and broken links.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Private Sector Development:  The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Private Sector Development develops and implements policies to support private sector development and oversees related government institutions.

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development:  The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development formulates economic and fiscal policy, manages financial and material resources, and is responsible for economic and development planning.  National budget documents are often available on its website.

Reserve Bank of Malawi: The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) is the central bank and is responsible for monetary policy in addition to the supervision of commercial banks and other financial institutions. The RBM also produces quarterly reports on  monetary policy and marcroeconomic performance. The RBM maintains excellent economic and financial statistics on its website.

National Statistical Office: The National Statistics Office is the Government of Malawi's official statistics body.

Malawi Stock Exchange: The Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) is a relatively young stock market. It handles less than 20 companies. MSE has grown over the past 15 years with the privatization of government owned companies. 

Public Procurement Department: The Government of Malawi issues periodic tender notices for supplies and services in local and international publications 15 to 90 days before the bids are due. Detailed bid documents are normally obtained from a specific government ministry, department or agency for a non-refundable fee. Bids are often opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives. The Malawi Government Public Procurement Department occasionally publishes government tenders on its website. Please note that since early 2014, this website has frequently been offline. 

Public Private Partnership Commission: The successor to the Privatization Commission, the Public Private Partnership Commission was established in 2011 to develop public-private partnerships to leverage private sector finance and expertise to accomplish public goals.

Copyright Society of Malawi: The Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) oversees all copyright related issues in Malawi. COSOMA is one of the most organized and active copyright bodies in Southern Africa.

 Malawi Revenue Authority:  The Malawi Revenue Authority is the country’s tax and customs authority, responsible for assessment, collection, and accounting for tax and customs revenues.

Malawi Bureau of Standards:  The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) is responsible for the development and dissemination of the country’s standards.  It is also responsible for enforcing those standards through testing, inspection, certification, and calibration services.