Malawi SEED Urban: Midline Qualitative Findings

Malawi SEED Urban: Midline Qualitative Findings
Abstract: The USAID-funded Malawi Secondary School Expansion for Development (SEED): Urban activity involved the design-build construction of prefabricated classroom blocks, new boy and girl latrine blocks, and changing rooms for girls in 30 existing Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs) in the cities of Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu.

Data for Impact (D4I), in collaboration with the Centre for Social Research (CSR) at the University of Malawi, is conducting an impact evaluation of the SEED activity to help understand whether there is a change or impact on communities where SEED is carrying out expansion and construction of CDSSs.

This brief summarizes results from the midline (2023) urban qualitative component which was conducted at three expanded SEED schools—one each in Blantyre, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu—to explore perceived positive and unintended impacts of the expansion. Results will inform understanding of how education and health outcomes can result from secondary school construction in Malawi.
Shortname: SR-23-208
Author(s): Data for Impact
Year: 2024
Language: English
Region(s): MALAWI