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Malawi provides valuable experience on the advantages of a holistic approach when attempting reforms, and on how to manage longer reform programmes. Since 1995, the budget process has been based on the principles of the Medium-term Expenditure Framework. This article presents the findings of a comprehensive review of the MTEF in 1999/2000 which examined its strengths and weaknesses, the possible causes and the proposed reforms
This issue of the OECD Journal on Budgeting (Vol.6 No.2) contains selected case studies and papers based on presentations at the annual CABRI budget reform seminars in 2004 and 2005.