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Ephraim Chirwa, Anna McCord, Peter Mvula and Caroline Pinder | 2004

 

This Study was commissioned by the Safety Nets Unit of the Government of Malawi in order to explore the concern raised by PWP workers, implementing agencies and donors that the wage rate paid by public works programmes in Malawi may not be consistent with the policy objective of improving livelihoods1. 

The specific objectives of the Study were;
• To develop a replicable and robust process with clear criteria for determining an appropriate wage rate;
• To provide recommendations for a revised wage level;
• To review the objectives of PWPs in relation to the need to address longer term livelihood promotion.


A two phase methodology was adopted. The first phase involving data collection based on a literature review, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions with programme participants, and the second the analysis of the data gathered in phase one, and the presentation of findings to stakeholder government departments and donors.

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