"This report presents an independent country-level evaluation conducted by the UNDP Evaluation Office in 2010. The evaluation examined the strategic relevance of UNDP support and its contribution to the development of Malawi from 2002 to 2011. The evaluation found some highly successful interventions that have helped situate UNDP as an important partner. UNDP has done exemplary work in supporting elections, strengthening communities to hold the Government accountable, empowering women for financial inclusion and managing disasters. In moving forward, UNDP performance would be strengthened by improving coherence among its programmes, balancing the nature of upstream and downstream work, expanding partnerships and improving the quality of programme design to enhance sustainability. It will be important to continue to address poverty reduction, equity and justice in a more strategic manner, while expanding the use of national systems for implementation. Upstream policy work to address human development would be strengthened by supporting the Government to develop frameworks for effective implementation of policies"--Publisher's website.