"The purpose of this study is to assess whether the fiscal space in Malawi has increased as a result of the implementation of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) programme and, if so, whether it has contributed to the implementation of the country’s development strategy. In specific terms, the study seeks to establish the linkages between the PRGF programme and the national development strategy, through medium expenditure framework, the national budget and sectoral allocations. Desk research and interviews with officials of the Ministry of Finance and the country office of the International Monetary Fund were the main methods of gathering data and information for this study."