Ministry of Finance

About the Ministry

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The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Development has the mandate to formulate economic and fiscal policies that seek to manage government financial and material resources and provide strategic guidance on economic and development planning based on accurate and reliable statistics for attainment of socio-economic development.

Our vision is to achieve sustainable high economic growth, macroeconomic stability and sound financial management for socio-economic development; and provide reliable statistics.

Our Mission is to provide socio-economic policies based on high quality and timely statistics; mobilize and prudently manage public financial and material resources in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and development.

Core Values: The Ministry has come up with a set of guiding principles that will set the behavior standards of its members of staff for internal conduct as well as its relationship with its external stakeholders, these are;


Transparency and Accountability

Integrity and Scientific Independence



Gender Sensitivity

Responsiveness to user needs


Coordination and Cooperation





Organizational Structure of the Ministry of Finance 

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Development comprises the following institutions :-

  • Ministry Headquarters, the Treasury
  • Accountant General’s Department 
  • The Malawi Revenue Authority 
  • The Financial Intelligence Unit 
  • The Malawi Social Action Fund 
  • The Local Development Fund 
  • Central Government Stores

The Ministry headquarters provides leadership for the whole Ministry. The Ministry headquarters is headed by the Secretary to the Treasury.

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