Malawi has increased its efforts to tackle some of its greatest challenges in areas including health, education and governance; however, a strong civil society is still needed for policy advocacy, and to support the government’s efforts. The country has a visible and vocal civil society sector, yet this sector has struggled to gain support due to inconsistent funding. Supporting the Efforts of Partners (STEPS) worked to build a more capable and effective civil society to help create stronger responses to some of Malawi’s most urgent needs, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and disabilities.

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