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Malawi Government Resources
June 2, 2015

Malawi Government Resources

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism: The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism 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 macroeconomic 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.

The Office of the Director of Public Procurement: 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.

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.

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.

Malawi Investment and Trade Center: The Malawi Investment and Trade Center (MITC) is an entity of the Malawian Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism and promotes investment in and trade with Malawi. Its services include investor and exporter counselling, investment and trade information, investment facilitation for potential investors, participation in trade fairs, product and market development, industrial assessments, and project planning and research. Visit MITC’s website to learn about specific investment and trade incentives and to view the latest compendium of potential investment projects in Malawi.

United States Government Resources

United States International Trade Commission: The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provide U.S. international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public.  All trade data are compiled from official data retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of the Census (an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce).  U.S. import statistics, U.S. export statistics, U.S. tariffs, U.S. future tariffs and U.S. tariff preference information are available on a self-service, interactive basis.

United States Agency for International Development International Data and Economic Analysis:  USAID’s EADS is a continuously updated collecton of economic and social data across 8 sectors, 43 subsectors, and 280 indicators.

Other Sources

The World Bank:  Graph, map, and compare more than 1000 time series indicators from the World Development Indicators.

International Monetary Fund’s General Data Dissemination System:  established in 2015 to guide countries in data dissemination by supporting transparency, encouraging statistical development, and helping create strong synergies between data dissemination and surveillance

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