What is the status of corruption and anti-corruption in Malawi?
The launch of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in 2008 is thought to have brought many improvements to the anti-corruption framework of Malawi. The country is seen to have strong anti-corruption laws, and institutions and initiatives by the private sector complement the governmental efforts. However, experts state that there is still a significant gap between law and practice. For example, civil society and media are two areas where there are adequate laws to protect their independence and freedom, but where the government exerts a strong influence.
Nawaz, F. Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Malawi. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2012) 10 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 329]