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Malawi Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment : Investing in Our Future, Synthesis Report

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ACCESS TO IRRIGATION ACCESS TO MARKETS ACCESS TO SERVICES ADULT POPULATION AGRICULTURAL ADVICE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AGRICULTURAL SHOCKS BASIC EDUCATION BEHAVIOR CHANGE CALORIC INTAKE CALORIE INTAKE CASH CROP CASH CROPS CASH TRANSFERS CHILD CARE CHILD MORTALITY CHILD WELFARE CHILDBIRTH CHRONIC ILLNESS CHRONIC MALNUTRITION CHRONIC POVERTY CHRONICALLY POOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER COMMUNITY HEALTH CONDOM CONDOM USE CONDOMS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX CROP DIVERSIFICATION CROP PRODUCTION CROP YIELDS CYCLE OF POVERTY DIET DROUGHT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES EDUCATION PROGRAMS EMERGENCIES EMPOWERING WOMEN EPIDEMIC EXTENDED FAMILY EXTREME POVERTY FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILY PLANNING FAMINE FARM EMPLOYMENT FARM INCOME FARMERS FEEDING PROGRAMS FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS FOOD AID FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD CROPS FOOD EXPENDITURE FOOD INSECURITY FOOD MARKETS FOOD NEEDS FOOD POVERTY FOOD POVERTY LINE FOOD PRICES FOOD SECURITY FOOD STAPLES FORMAL EDUCATION GENDER DIFFERENCES GENDER GAP GENDER GAPS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HEALTH SERVICES HIGH INEQUALITY HIGHER INCIDENCE OF POVERTY HIV HOUSEHOLD CHORES HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD HEAD HOUSEHOLD HEAD AGE HOUSEHOLD HEADS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX ILLNESSES IMMUNIZATION IMPACT OF SHOCKS IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION INCIDENCE OF POVERTY INCOME INCOME GROWTH INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES INEQUALITY INEQUITIES INFANT INFANT MORTALITY INSURANCE IRRIGATION LABOR SHORTAGES LABOR SUPPLY LACK OF EDUCATION LANDHOLDINGS LANDLESS HOUSEHOLDS LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVELS OF CHILD MORTALITY LEVELS OF EDUCATION LIFE EXPECTANCY LIVESTOCK OWNERSHIP LIVING CONDITIONS MALNOURISHED CHILDREN MALNUTRITION MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN MATERNAL MORTALITY MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINISTRY OF HEALTH MOTHER NATIONAL AIDS NATIONAL AIDS COMMISSION NATIONAL LEVEL NATURAL DISASTERS NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUMBER OF PEOPLE NUTRITION NUTRITIONAL STATUS OLDER PEOPLE ORPHANS PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION PERSISTENT POVERTY PESTICIDES POLICY MAKERS POOR POOR CHILDREN POOR COMMUNITIES POOR COUNTRIES POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POOR SMALLHOLDERS POPULATION CENSUS POPULATION DISTRIBUTION POVERTY ESTIMATES POVERTY GAP POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY LINE POVERTY LINES POVERTY MEASURES POVERTY PROFILE POVERTY RATES POVERTY REDUCING POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER POVERTY STATUS PREGNANT WOMEN PRICE STABILIZATION PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOLING PROGRESS PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY PUBLIC SPENDING PUBLIC WORKS QUALITY OF EDUCATION REMITTANCES REMITTANCES FROM MIGRANTS REMOTE AREAS RESPECT RISK FACTORS RISK MANAGEMENT RURAL RURAL AREA RURAL AREAS RURAL COMMUNITIES RURAL DWELLERS RURAL FINANCE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL POPULATION RURAL POPULATIONS RURAL POVERTY RURAL REGIONS RURAL ROADS SAFETY NET SAFETY NETS SANITATION SAVINGS SCARCE RESOURCES SCHOOL STUDENTS SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOLS SKILLED STAFF SMALL FARMERS SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE SMALLHOLDER FARMERS SOCIAL ACTION SOCIAL IMPACT SOCIAL PROTECTION SOCIAL RESEARCH SPECIES SUBSISTENCE FARMERS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETING TERTIARY EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION URBAN AREAS URBAN COMMUNITIES URBAN POPULATION URBAN POVERTY VULNERABILITY VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT WATER MANAGEMENT WOMAN YOUNG CHILDREN
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Washington, DC
Africa | Southern Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Malawi
2012-06-08T18:39:17Z | 2012-06-08T18:39:17Z | 2007-12

This study builds a profile of the status of poverty and vulnerability in Malawi. Malawi is a small land-locked country, with one of the highest population densities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the lowest per capita income levels in the world. Almost 90 percent of the population lives in rural areas, and is mostly engaged in smallholder, rain-fed agriculture. Most people are therefore highly vulnerable to annual rainfall volatility. The majority of households cultivate very small landholdings, largely for subsistence. As a result, poverty is pervasive and not merely the situation of the lowest economic groups. Therefore, while this report focuses on the least-well-off sections of the population, the analysis provides valuable information to accelerate wealth creation and economic growth for the whole of Malawi. This synthesis report presents the main findings and policy recommendations stemming from the analysis. Due to the length and detail of this study, the 'full report' presenting the detailed analysis and results underpinning these policy recommendations is available as a separate publication. This report highlights some of the key characteristics and causes of poverty in Malawi, and focuses on the main sources of risk affecting households, namely food insecurity and health shocks. Based on these findings, the report goes on to develop a set of policy recommendations for widely shared growth and poverty reduction, and for enabling the most vulnerable to make a living. Finally, the report also provides recommendations for strengthening the monitoring and evaluation systems of poverty reduction strategies, so that policy makers and Malawian society can better track the effectiveness of the policies pursued, and inform future policy choices.

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