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Lawrence Dritsas authors report on Scottish Malawi Aid

Dr Lawrence Dritsas was commissioned by the Scotland-Malawi Partnership to write a report for the fifth anniversary of the Cooperation Agreement with Malawi

The report, entitled Valuing Scotland's Links with Malawi, estimates that 1.3 million Malawians have directly benefited from the work and support of Scots in and for Malawi. Activities are estimated to worth the equivalent of £30 million per year, and 85 000 Scots are actively involved in the relationship.

Lawrence's report has received widespread media coverage. Its been cited by BBC Scotland and in the Scotsman and Evening News

Most recently, the Centre has been involved in an evaluation of Malawi's potential for biofuel development. Several CAS colleagues have worked in Malawi in recent times, besides Lawrence, Dr Jack Thompson has played a prominent role in the Scotland Malawi Partnership, and Professor Ken King has evaluated education and training there.

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