The Jica (Japan International Cooperation Agency) supported the government of Malawi and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development by creating and editing several manuals and official guidelines concerning the maintenance of water points with their translation in chichewa (12 series in total), including:
- CBM (Community Base Management) training manual and tool kits for the management by the water point committees
- Guide for the establishment and management of Area Mechanics and training manual
- Guide for the establishment of Spare Part Supply Chain
Inter Aide (and BASEDA) have been notably and highly consulted for the development of the series concerning these two last points (AM and supply chain). Lot of tools, illustrations have been selected trough the example and experiences of Inter Aide. No doubt that inter Aide (and BASEDA) approaches are in direct link with these national guidelines.