This report captures the findings of the country context, demand-side, supply-side, and policy and regulatory reviews. The rest of this chapter describes the approach that was employed and the timelines of the project. Chapter Two provides the macroeconomic, demographic, infrastructure, and political context of Malawi. Chapter Three details the current and expected policy and regulatory frameworks affecting MSMEs. Chapter Four describes the target market of MSMEs with the most potential to have lasting economic and employment impact on the economy. Chapter Five describes the findings from the review of financial service providers (FSPs). And finally, Chapter Six summarises the diagnostic findings and describes the implications for the national roadmap.