We're really proud of what we achieve, together, as a network.
In July 2014 the University of Edinburgh undertook research to assess the scale and impact of our work.
They found that:
- Members of the SMP represent a community of more than 94,000 Scots and 198,000 Malawians, working actively in partnership together each year.
- SMP members contribute more than £40 million of activity to their links with Malawi each year.
- The work done by members of the SMP has benefits BOTH in Malawi and Scotland. Each year more than 300,000 Scots and 2 million Malawians benefit from this activity.
In November 2014 the SMP commissioned new research which interviewed 516 randomly selected Scots:
It found that:
There is four times greater awareness of Scotland's links with Malawi than with any other African country;
46% of Scots personally know someone actively involved in a link with Malawi;
There is an incredible diversity of links with Malawi, with more than 40 different types of Malawi links cited by the sample group;
74% of Scots are in favour of links with Malawi (55% are strongly in favour); 24% don't have an opinion; and only 2% are against.