Mzinda is a dynamic and integrated web and mobile based platform through which citizens and government agencies can conveniently engage. Under the Voices and Actions for Accountability in Malawi (VAAM) project; Mzinda will be used as a tool through which citizens in targeted implementation areas conveniently request for information on budgets for planned projects, expenditure lines and procurement processes.
Local government authorities, Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Malawi receive funding from the national budget and for some, they have active public revenue collection streams. Whilst acknowledging the efforts by other players to empower citizens participate in the budgeting process and access information, Mzinda aims to provide a convenient platform through which citizens can access information on Local government authority budgets, expenditures and procurement processes. Through access to such information, it is anticipated that citizens will influence the transparency and accountability of targeted public institutions towards and local authorities meaningful development.