Pathways to Prosperity in Malawi
A Poverty Assessment
by Andrew Dabalen, Alejandro de la Fuente, Aparajita Goyal, Wendy Karamba, Nga Thi Viet Nguyen, and Tomomi Tanaka
Series:Directions in Development
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Publication year: 2017
Cdn: $45.50; US: $35.00
Due in April 2017.
By most accounts, rural Malawi has lacked dynamism in the past decade. Growth has been mostly volatile, in large part due to unstable macroeconomic fundamentals evidenced by high inflation, fiscal deficits, and interest rates. When rapid economic growth has materialized, the gains have not always reached the poorest. Poverty remains high and the rural poor face significant challenges in consistently securing enough food.