The Sustainability of Donor Funded Projects in Malawi

Costa Hofisi, Martha Chizimba

Abstract


This study was conducted against the background of unsustainability of donor funded projects in Malawi. Adopting an extensive review of primary and secondary sources of data relevant to the projects and underpinned by participatory development as a theoretical framework, the study was aimed at evaluating the sustainability of donor funded projects in Malawi. Particular focus was given to food security projects because they address one of the major priority areas in Malawi. The three selected projects were reviewed based on the development approaches which they promoted in their implementation of the development projects.We argue that participatory approaches to development significantly impact on the sustainability of development projects. Sustainability was determined by how much the implementation process empowered the communities to sustain the development initiatives after the projects have been phased out.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p705


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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