Many Ugandans – particularly women and young people – are excluded from entering and participating in politics because they cannot afford it.
The Cost of Politics in Malawi
A recent survey by WFD, Michigan State University (United States), Aarhus University (Denmark) and the Institute for Policy Interaction (Malawi) studied the costs of seeking and holding parliamentary office in Malawi. High costs of politics limits political representation, curtails competition, and spurs corruption. Although the importance of money in politics is well known among Malawian politicians, stakeholders, and political analysts the MCS is the first attempt to quantify and specify the costs of politics in Malawi.
The study follows WFD’s previous research on the cost of politics.
You can read the summary results below or download a PDF version.WFD_CoP Malawi_2019_final
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