GIZ supports programme implementation through capacity building, support to coordination, management, and improved delivery of the SCTP . It also supports the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in implementing the SCTP in a harmonised and effective way; this includes conceptual work in linking the various elements of the SCTP as well as improving the integration of the emergency response components. Finally, GIZ also supports the harmonisation of the operational procedures through the development of the harmonised electronic payment and grievances redress instruments, in addition to the common approach to identifying appropriate beneficiaries and recording them in a single database. 


KFW is a German state-owned bank which has, for ten years, participated and supported the implementation of the Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) in seven districts in Malawi. Under this project, this German contribution will be maintained in the seven districts for the delivery of cash transfers, to cover related investments and operational costs at national and district level, costs for management consultancy support as well as costs related to audit, monitoring and evaluation until approximately the first quarter of 2021. KFW uses digital technology to ensure transparency and efficiency in the targeted disbursement of cash. KFW Development Bank is implementing the SCTP on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 7 of Malawi’s 28 districts namely Chitipa, Likoma, Machinga, Mangochi, Mchinji, Phalombe and Salima, covering around 130,000 households occupied by more than 580,000 individuals. Additionally. KFW plays a key role in financing the transfers by supporting the continual monitoring and improvement of the SCTP’s set-up, administration and execution.


The Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) is one of the most important social protection interventions for UNICEF in Malawi. Since programme inception, UNICEF has played a key role to ensure that the implementation of the programme is effective, efficient and delivers the intended outcomes. UNICEF undertakes the following roles and responsibilities within the SCTP;

1. Improving the effectiveness of the SCTP through capacity building and evaluations. In this regard Unicef provides financial support for consultancies to support the ministry develop their communication activities.

2. Provision of technical assistance in the design, implementation and monitoring of the program.

3. Generating evidence and analysis to inform social protection policy formulation and program design including during emergencies.