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Income-Generating Public Works Programme (IGPWP) - Phase II

Sector: Sectors not specified

EU Contribution: € 9,487,500.00 (100% of total).

Description: The second phase of the Income-Generating Public Works Programme (IGPWP) builds on the successfully concluded first phase of the programme, which came to an end in September 2008. The second phase will run for two years, and is expected to end on 30 June 2011. The IGPWP aims to improve the livelihoods of targeted rural and peri-urban communities by promoting their access to labour-intensive income generating activities in road rehabilitation and maintenance, forestry and irrigation. The activities being carried out include dry season gardening through small-scale irrigation (use of treadle pumps and stream diversions) and provision of agricultural inputs; developing sustainable fuel wood and timber supplies; as well as upgrading and maintenance of feeder roads to improve access to markets and social facilities. Rehabilitation of 262 km (out of the planned 267 km) of feeder roads and upgrading of 29 timber deck bridges to concrete deck have been completed in the first year of implementation. In the second year, a further 240 km of rural road is planned to be rehabilitated, including 10 timber deck bridges upgraded to concrete. In collaboration with District Assemblies, the programme has continued to maintain roads rehabilitated in phase I, with 100% of the financial resources coming from the national budget of Malawi. On the forestry and irrigation component, a total of 7.3 million trees have been planted and 201 ha of land has been put under irrigation. A Results-Oriented Monitoring review was conducted in February 2010. The assessment provided very positive ratings on indicators such as relevance, quality of design, efficiency and potential impact.

Location : The programme is operational in 15 Districts with four zonal offices