The Staff Development Institute (SDI) is a local training, consulting and research government institution based at Mpemba, in Blantyre, Malawi. Established in 1962 as a civil service training institution, SDI forms the training arm of the Malawi Civil Service. SDI is administratively placed under the Department of Human Resource Management and Development in the Office of the President and Cabinet. Over the years, it has evolved from being a purely civil servants' training institution to one that caters for both public and private sector organizations. Although it is a Government Institution, it has general autonomy over its day to day operations.


SDI aims at ensuring that the objectives of the Malawi Government Public Sector Reforms are achieved through the provision of demand-driven practical training, consultancy, and research services to clients (who are predominantly Government Ministries and Departments and Local Government Institutions).

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Malawi Government Scholarship Fund

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