Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) is a leading coalition of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith-based organizations, community based organization and professional associations, among others committed to championing participatory economic governance. MEJN’s theory of change centres on empowerment of ordinary citizens to enable them to participate fully and effectively in public policy processes and demand performance accountability and transparency from duty bearers in addition to building linkages and synergies among duty bearers, rights holders and the non-state actors. Core work involves analysis and monitoring of the national budget and ensuring that government and donor policies focus on the majority poor.
MEJN will build capacity of MEJN Chapters on open contracting, in the districts of Kasungu, Mchinji, Lilongwe and Zomba. This will enable MEJN Chapters to effectively scrutinize and monitor the implementation of borehole contracts and provide feedback to the district's Internal Procurement Committee (IPC) by the end of 2018. In cases where the IPC will not take appropriate action based on the feedback given, the MEJN chapters will write and make submissions to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) calling for stoppage and investigation of contract planning, evaluation, awards, management and termination.