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A review of DFID's engagement with land reform in Malawi
Martin Adams, Department for International Development (DFID), 21 Dec 2004

Malawi: Ex post assessment of longer term program engagement
International Monetary Fund, Dec 2004

What conditions favor the success of general budget support and sector program assistance? Malawi country case study
USAID Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination, Nov 2004

Ten priority actions for improving the business climate in Malawi
National Action Group, 22 Oct 2004

National Economic Empowerment Policy
13 Oct 2004

Malawi Economic Justice Network: Response to the proposed national budget 2004/05
Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), 16 Sep 2004

Malawi: IMF Staff-monitored program
International Monetary Fund, 8 Sep 2004

Access to land, growth and poverty reduction in Malawi
Ephraim Chirwa, University of Malawi, Aug 2004

Genetic Engineering, Intellectual Property Rights and Genetically Modified Food Aid in Malawi
C.L.M. Nyirenda and F. Ng'ambi, Aug 2004

PRSPs: a positive development from the Debt Cancellation Campaign?
Dalitso Kingsley Kubalasa, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), Jul 2004

Malawi Economic Growth Strategy: Volume 1 (summary)
Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Jul 2004

National Action Group Forum: new government economic and business policies
National Action Group Forum, 1 Jun 2004

Study to inform the selection of an appropriate wage rate for public works programmes in Malawi
Ephraim Chirwa, Anna McCord, Peter Mvula, Caroline Pinder, 31 May 2004

Malawi national economic empowerment policy and action programme
Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, May 2004

Budget and finance committee: submission of reports to the National Assembly
National Assembly, Malawi, 1 Apr 2004

Civil society contribution to the 2003/04 supplementary appropriation bill
Malawi Economic Justice Network, 16 Mar 2004

Civil society budget monitoring for national accountability
Kate Dyer, Chris Pain, 19 Feb 2004

Report of the national workshop on the NEPAD initiative in Malawi
Ministry of Economic Planning, 30 Jan 2004

Malawi Budget speech 2003/04

Response to the Malawi National Draft Budget 2003/04
Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), 2004

Annual Profile: Malawi
Robert Bunyi, Standard Bank Economic Division, Jan 2004

Civil Society Manifesto
Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), 2004

Dodging the fists?: the crushing blows of HIV/AIDS on leaders in Malawi
Rick James, Intrac, 2004

Malawi budget statement 2004/05
Ministry of Finance, 2004

Joint staff assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper progress report
Nov 2003

Water ownership and access rights in Malawi: customs, practice and statutory laws
Robert Kafakoma, Chikosa Silungwe, Community Water, Sanitation and Health Project (COMWASH) Malawi, Nov 2003

National HIV/AIDS policy: a call for renewed action
National AIDS Commission, Oct 2003

Economic pathways for Malawi's rural households
Caroline Pinder, Oct 2003

C-SAFE: Malawi Baseline Survey
C-SAFE, Sep 2003

Malawi and the IMF: two press clippings
Denis Mzembe, Joseph Langa, The Nation, Sep 2003

Malawi National Assembly: report on the 2003/04 budget
Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament, 23 Jul 2003

Cost of gender disparities in access to socio-economic services in Malawi
Naomi Ngwira, Esnat Mkandawire, Institute for Policy Research and Analysis for Dialogue, Jun 2003

National Smallholder Farmers` Association of Malawi: terms of reference for a consultancy
National Smallholder Farmers` Association of Malawi, 22 May 2003

Towards identifying impacts of HIV/AIDS on food security in Southern Africa and implictions for response: findings from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
SADC, 7 May 2003

Malawi's food crisis: Causes and solutions
Lawrence Rubey, USAID, May 2003

HIV/AIDS and attrition: assessing the impact on the safety, security and access to justice sector in Malawi and developing appropriate mitigation strategies
May 2003

The annual review of the Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy: 2002/03
7 Apr 2003

A growth strategy for Malawi: Executive summary
Apr 2003

Prospects for Poverty Reduction in Malawi: A critical analysis of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process and outcomes
AFRODAD, Apr 2003

Seed security in Malawi with emphasis on food crops
Francis Ng'ambi and Moses F.A. Maliro, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) for the Africa Biodiversity Network (ABN), Apr 2003

The Malawi experience 2001-3
Harry Potter, Mar 2003

Detailed review of five national PRSPs in the Southern African Region: Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho
Shirley Robinson, Save the Children (Sweden), Mar 2003

Livelihood erosion through time: macro and micro factors that influenced livelihood trends in Malawi over the last 30 years
Timothy Frankenberger, Kristina Luther, Karyn Fox, John Mazzeo, Care Southern and Western Regional Management Unit (SWARMU), Mar 2003

How are services delivered to the people in Malawi: results of the service delivery satisfaction survey
Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), 2003

Family matters: the care and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi
Gillian Mann, Save the Children, Sweden, 2003

Women's property, inheritance rights and the land reform process in Malawi
Naomi Ngwira, Institute for Policy Research and Analysis for Dialogue, 2003

Civil society coalition for quality basic education
Civil Society Coalition for Quality Basic Education, 2003

Malawi Millenium Development Goals Report 2003
Republic of Malawi, 2003

Evaluation of USAID/Malawi's strategic objective 1: Increased agricultural incomes on a per capita basis - 1993 to 2001
Donald Jackson, Joseph Dorsey, Conrad Fritsch, Peter Hopcraft, Development Associates, Jan 2003

The humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa: Malawi
Jonathan Kydd, Dr Andrew Dorward, Prof, Megan Vaughan, Oct 2002

National Assembly: 2002/03 Post-Budget Report
Budget and finance committee of Parliament, 8 Jul 2002

The role of agricultural information in poverty monitoring in Malawi
By F Muyepa, Jul 2002

Malawi: The role of parliament in the implementation of the PRSP
LJ Chimango, Budget and Finance Committee, Malawi Parliament, Jun 2002

Facing our realities and living within our means in the fight against poverty - Minister of Finance’s budget speech for the 2002/03 budget
Jun 2002

Report of the Budget and Finance Committee to the National Assembly - Pre-Budget Report
Jun 2002

Final Draft - Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Apr 2002

Comments on the proposed Malawi Budget 2001-2002 - Report for Members of Parliament
Malawi Economic Justice Network, 18 Feb 2002

Poverty Mapping - Malawi: Results of the fourth iteration of the analysis
Feb 2002

Third Draft - Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Dec 2001

Draft - Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Oct 2001

Malawi Economic Justice Network - Position paper on the status of PRSP and Civil Society involvement in Malawi
4 Sep 2001

Malawi Economic Justice Network - Comments on the proposed Malawi Budget 2001-2002, Report for Members of Parliament
16 Jul 2001

Budget and Finance Committee - Pre-Budget report to the National Assembly - June 2001
Jun 2001

Poverty Monitoring System (PMS)

IMF Approves In Principle US$58 Million PRGF Loan for Malawi
International Monetary Fund, 21 Dec 2000

Profile of Poverty in Malawi, 1998Poverty analysis of the Malawi Integrated Household Survey, 1997-98
Nov 2000

Annual report on poverty in Malawi
Dec 1999

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The 2007 Malawi Millennium Development Goal report
Rapid expansion of treatment and rehabilitation of severely malnourished Malawian children
Fourth and fifth reviews under the three-year arrangement under the poverty reduction and growth facility, and request for waivers of nonobservance of performance criteria

Facing our realities and living within our means in the fight against poverty - Minister of Finance’s budget speech for the 2002/03 budget
The Malawi experience 2001-3
Malawi: The role of parliament in the implementation of the PRSP

Malawi's farm input subsidy: where do we go from here?
14 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Washington:  Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has dominated the agriculture and food security policy landscape in the country since its inception in 2005/06. FISP is now credited - or blamed, depending on one’s viewpoint - for a revival of agricultural input subsidies across Africa as a tool to raise crop productivity and reduce poverty and food insecurity. This follows global reporting about Malawi’s dramatic decline in food insecurity after implementing a subsidy program against expert advice. While historically the debate around the desirability of input subsidies tended to focus on whether short-term gains outweighed the long-term opportunity costs of forgone growth-enhancing investments in infrastructure, research, or extension services, a growing body of literature now questions the ability of these programs to even generate short-term, on-farm benefits that outweigh costs. Although discarding FISP may be political suicide in the short term, anecdotal evidence suggests a gradual but marked shift in Malawian public opinion about the effectiveness or even desirability of FISP.

Dar, Lilongwe set up customs centre
13 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Lilongwe: Tanzania and Malawi have signed an agreement for the establishment of a single customs and immigration centre at the Songwe-Kasumulu border, aimed at boosting trade and cementing bilateral relations between the two countries. Speaking during the signing ceremony, Tanzania's Minister of Finance, Ms Saada Mkuya Salum, said African countries ought to trade between themselves to bring about development growth, rather than depending on unreliable aid from development partners.

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis: 3rd Quarter 2013
6 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Tunis:  Economic activity in Southern Africa was vibrant during the 3rd quarter as the region remained on course to attain a projected annual average growth rate of 4.4 percent. In Angola strong growth in the non-oil sector continued to boost overall economic activity. Also, planned new gas and oil fields coming on stream are envisaged to drive higher growth. Botswana’s economic recovery continued with increasing activity in all sectors. The economy in Lesotho continued to show resilience, largely supported by an improved performance in diamond mining. Malawi is benefitting from improved investor confidence, which is enhancing the availability of foreign exchange to the economy. Also, Malawi’s tobacco marketing session for the third quarter showed higher sales that further the increased availability of foreign exchange. Growth picked up in Mozambique as the adverse effects of the large floods from the beginning of 2013 continued to subside. Economic growth rebounded in South Africa – albeit significantly below the estimated potential – at the back of expansion in manufacturing activities,. In Swaziland growth continued to improve gradually, largely driven by recovery in manufacturing and construction activities.

Promoting savings among low income individuals in Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa: challenges, opportunities
27 February 2014, 12:00 pm

Johannesburg:  The purpose of this study is to comprehensively document the savings landscape in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa in order to understand the challenges and opportunities in promoting savings among low income individuals. Oxford Policy Management (OPM), in association with Kadale Consultants (Malawi) Ltd. (Kadale), were engaged by FinMark Trust, in partnership with UNCDF and UNDP in Malawi and Lesotho (through the Support to Financial Inclusion in Lesotho (SUFIL) project) to undertake this analysis.

Malawi: Economic growth projected at 6.1% in 2014
22 February 2014, 12:00 pm

Mzuzu:  Malawi Government says it expects the country's economy to grow by 6.1 per cent this year, following significant progress of programmes under the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP). Minister of Economic Planning and Development, RalphJooma, on Thursday told journalists in Mzuzu during a press briefing by the cabinet committee on ERP, that there is significant progress of Malawi's economy following the implementation of ERP. He said in 2013, Malawi's economy grew by 5.4 per cent as compared to 1.8 per cent growth in 2012.

Growth without borders: a regional growth pole for Southern Africa
10 February 2014, 12:00 pm

Washington:  Several countries in Southern Africa have enormous potential to expand trade and mutually benefit from regional integration, and thus truly achieve 'growth without borders'. At the same time, several African countries are adopting growth pole strategies in order to deepen the economic linkages around the development of their natural resources and improve their competitiveness and connectivity to domestic and international markets. This report stems from economic sector work whose purpose was to identify potential growth poles across Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in three industries, agribusiness, mining, and tourism, that might benefit from improved regional integration.

Climate change and economic growth prospects for Malawi: an uncertainty approach
24 January 2014, 12:00 pm

As one of the world’s poorest countries, Malawi confronts a growth and development imperative, one that must be met within a 21st century context. Climate change marks one salient difference between the previous and current centuries. Based on the best available scientific understanding and combined with an ongoing failure to effectively limit global emissions, this century appears highly likely to be characterized by rising temperatures. At the regional or country level, these temperature increases will be combined with deeply uncertain implications for the timing and quantity of precipitation. Indeed, as pointed out by Quiggin and Horowitz (2003), one of the most profound implications of climate change may be its role as a destroyer of information. In almost any region of the world, decades or even centuries of accumulated knowledge about the nature of local climate may gradually (or even suddenly) cease to be relevant as the fundamental global distribution of climate outcomes evolves. This paper evaluates the potential implications of climate change for Malawi with a focus on overall economic growth and development prospects.

UN and partners launch new project to prevent stunting among children in Malawi
23 January 2014, 12:00 pm

New York:  A new United Nations-backed project is being launched today in Malawi to tackle stunting, which affects nearly one million children under the age of five in the southern African nation. The stunting prevention project is supported by the Government, as well as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other members of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) at a cost of $10 million. It will be carried out in Ntchisi district in Malawi’s central region and reach 66,000 mothers and children over three-and-a-half years of age, according to a joint WFP/CIFF press release.

Museveni: Mozambique, Malawi should belong to Great Lakes Region
17 January 2014, 12:00 pm

Luanda:  Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday said Mozambique and Malawi should be members of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) because of their 'historic link' with the eastern coast and Africa’s Great Lakes.   President Museveni, the outgoing chairman of the CIRGL, was speaking at the opening session of the 5th ordinary summit of heads of State and government from the Great Lakes Region on Wednesday in the Angolan capital, Luanda. He called for cooperation between peoples and nations from the region by promoting peace and development, adding that it was important to build infrastructure, like roads, railways and electricity for economic growth.

USAID Malawi country development cooperation strategy 2013–2018
17 January 2014, 12:00 pm

Washington: Malawi is at a turning point in its young democratic history, with a chance to make major development progress. Sworn in on April 7, 2012, President Joyce Banda quickly introduced economic and political reform. While the U.S. Government (USG) played a significant and constructive role, it was the government and people of Malawi who reaffirmed their commitment to democratic principles with a peaceful and constitutional succession. Malawi must tackle fundamental governance issues that include corruption, institutional reform, and an inefficient bureaucracy. The current Administration and successive governments will require strong international support - especially from the United States, the largest and most influential donor - to succeed in an ambitious reform agenda and to best address the country's health, education, food security and other socioeconomic needs.

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