We're really proud of what we achieve, together, as a network.
In April 2018 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 109,000 Scots and 208,000 Malawians, working actively in partnership together each year.
- SMP members contribute more than £49 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 304,000 Scots and 8.5 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.