Malawi joined the SWA partnership in 2012. Malawi volunteered to be a pioneer country for the SWA partnership. In line with the SWA framework, Malawi has a functional Taskforce that has since produced indicators as framework to monitor progress through the annual Joint Sector Review meetings. Malawi has since participated in SMM and FMM in the past since 2012 and this shows some level of commitment and political will. Malawi has since conducted a sector financing study in line with the SDG targets and the study identified gaps needed to achieve the SDG targets. The results would be used to mobilise resources. – Malawi has a strong focus on themes which are critical to the SDGs such as "leave no one behind" including through development of a financing mechanism which can accelerate services to the poor.