Gender, Governance and Participation in Malawi

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2015-2017

 

Overview:

The project on Gender, Governance and Representation is a collaborative effort between the Program on Governance and Local Development at Gothenburg, Ragnhild Muriaas and Lise Rakner at the Department of Comparative Politics in Bergen, Norway, Vibeke Wang at the Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway, and Boniface Dulani at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. The study seeks to understand the drivers of governance and service provision at the local level, paying particular attention to the attitudes toward and experiences of women. It will draw on qualitative case study research, a public opinion survey that includes core components of the Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI), and elite interviews at the municipal level. It is part of a larger cross-national project led by the Chr. Michelsen Institute on the impact of gender based aid on representation as well as the efforts to measure local governance cross-nationally through the LGPI. This study is particularly important in Malawi today, as elected local councils were only reintroduced in 2014 and debates over decentralization are on-going.

 

Publications:

Benstead, Lindsay J.; Muriaas, Ragnhild L.; and Wang, Vibeke. (2018) Donor Endorsements Help or Hurt?. The Program on Governance and Local Development Working Paper No. 16, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1399/wp16final.pdf 

Benstead, Lindsay J.; Muriaas, Ragnhild L.; and Wang, Vibeke. (2018) “Do Donor Endorsements Help Or Hurt?” GLD Blog, September 19. Available at: http://gld.gu.se/en/publications-and-data/blog/do-donor-endorsements-help-or-hurt/

Muriaas, Ragnhild; Wang, Vibeke; Benstead, Lindsay J.; Dulani, Boniface; and Rakner, Lise. (2017) It Takes a Female Chief: Gender and Effective Policy Advocacy in Malawi. The Program on Governance and Local Development Working Paper No. 11, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1271/wp11-final.pdf 

Muriaas, Ragnhild L.; Wang, Vibeke; Benstead, Lindsay; Dulani, Boniface; and Rakner, Lise. (2018) "Why the gender of traditional authorities matters: Intersectionality and women’s rights advocacy in Malawi." Comparative Political Studies. Pre-print available online.

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2016) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings on Livelihood, Series 2016:5, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1287/livelihood-report-malawi-final.pdf

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2016) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings on Land, Series 2016:4, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1256/report-lgpi-land-malawi.pdf

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2016) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings on Education, Series 2016:6, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1171/education-report-malawi.pdf

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2016) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings on Health, Series 2016:7, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1170/health-report-malawi.pdf

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2017) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings from 15 Districts, Series 2017:1, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1288/malawidistrictsbriefs-fina.pdf

The Program on Governance and Local Development; IPOR (2017) The LGPI in Malawi: Selected Findings on Gender, Series 2017:2, University of Gothenburg, Available At: http://gld.gu.se/media/1219/malawigenderreport-full-final.pdf

 

Funded by:

Swedish Research Council, and the Chr. Michelsen Institute via the Research Council of Norway.