The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), Malawi, is an independent and autonomous policy think tank established and registered in 2001 under the company limited by guarantee. The organisation aims to realise good governance through an interactive approach to economic, social and political issues. Over the years, IPI has earned public trust and confidence in influencing public policy by the executive and legislative branches of government, civil society, and the people. The organisation has been involved in many critical strategic areas of Democracy and development, such as strengthening democratic institutions, policy research, advocacy and grassroots empowerment, promoting unity, dialogue and peace and mitigating conflicts.


DEMOCRACY TESTED: The Case of Malawi’s 2019 Tripartite Elections. Book Launch on 6th Oct. 2022 at EU Ambassador’s Residence.

The book titled DEMOCRACY TESTED: The Case of Malawi’s 2019 Tripartite Elections seeks to contribute to that body of literature by providing multidisciplinary insights into the 2019 tripartite elections and their contribution to the medium and long-term prospects of the country’s democratisation process. While the scope of this book is the 2019 tripartite elections, the…

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Memorial of Mr Rafiq Hajat 14th September 2022 organised by IPI & CHRR.

13th September 2022 marked the first death anniversary of Mr Rafiq Hajat, who was the founder and executive director of a Governance think tank, The Institute for Policy Interaction. Rafiq Hajat headed the institution for two decades until his last date. The memorial was attended by family members, civil society leaders, representatives from the government…

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To facilitate the evolution of a participatory democracy that upholds the cardinal values of equality and justice – nationally and internationally.

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