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Malawi : Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment, Investing in Our Future

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ADULT LITERACY AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGRICULTURAL SECTOR ARABLE LAND BASIC NEEDS CALORIC INTAKE CALORIE AVAILABILITY CALORIE INTAKE CALORIES PER PERSON CALORIES PER PERSON PER DAY CASH CROP CASH CROPS CASH TRANSFERS CHILD CARE CHILD LABOR CHRONIC ILLNESS CHRONIC POVERTY CHRONICALLY POOR CONDOM CONDOM USE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA COPING MECHANISMS CORRELATES OF POVERTY DEATH RATES DEMOGRAPHIC IMPACTS DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS DEPENDENCY RATIO DETERMINANTS OF POVERTY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES DIET DIETARY DIVERSITY DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY DIRECT FOOD TRANSFERS DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS DOMESTIC EXPENDITURES DROUGHT ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS EPIDEMIC FAMINE FARM ACTIVITIES FARMER FARMERS FIREWOOD FOOD AID FOOD AID DISTRIBUTION FOOD BASKET FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD CROP FOOD EXPENDITURE FOOD INSECURITY FOOD ITEMS FOOD NEEDS FOOD POVERTY FOOD POVERTY LINE FOOD REQUIREMENTS FOOD SALES FOOD SECURITY GENDER DIMENSIONS GENDER INEQUITIES GOVERNMENT POLICIES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HEALTH PROBLEMS HEALTH SECTOR HEALTHY LIFE HIGH POPULATION DENSITY HIV HOUSEHOLD ASSETS HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD HEAD HOUSEHOLD HEADS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD NEEDS HOUSEHOLD PARTICIPATION HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLD VULNERABILITY HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HOUSING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX ILLNESSES IMPACT ON POVERTY INCIDENCE ANALYSIS INCOME INCOME DISTRIBUTION INCOME GAINS INCOME GAP INCOME INEQUALITY INCOME POVERTY INDUSTRIALIZATION INEQUALITY INFANT INFLATION RATE INSURANCE IRRIGATION LABOR SHORTAGES LAND AVAILABILITY LAND HOLDINGS LANDHOLDINGS LEVEL OF EDUCATION LIFE EXPECTANCY LIVESTOCK OWNERSHIP LIVING CONDITIONS LIVING STANDARDS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT MALNUTRITION MEANS TESTING MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINISTRY OF HEALTH MORTALITY MOTHER NATIONAL AIDS NATIONAL AIDS COMMISSION NATIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL POVERTY NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS NUMBER OF PEOPLE NUTRITION NUTRITIONAL STATUS ORPHANS PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION PLACE OF RESIDENCE POLICY IMPLICATIONS POOR POOR COUNTRIES POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POOR PERSONS POPULATION CENSUS POPULATION DISTRIBUTION POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY ASSESSMENT POVERTY ESTIMATES POVERTY GAP POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY LINE POVERTY LINES POVERTY MAP POVERTY MAPS POVERTY MEASURES POVERTY PROFILE POVERTY RATE POVERTY RATES POVERTY REDUCING POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION EFFORTS POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER POVERTY SITUATION POVERTY STATUS POVERTY THRESHOLD PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRESS PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC SPENDING PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMS PURCHASING POWER PURCHASING POWER PARITY RISK MANAGEMENT RURAL RURAL AREA RURAL AREAS RURAL DIVIDE RURAL FINANCE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL PHENOMENON RURAL POPULATION SAFE SEX SAFETY NET SAFETY NETS SANITATION SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOLS SEX PRACTICES SKILLED HEALTH PERSONNEL SMALL FARMERS SMALL LANDHOLDINGS SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE SMALLHOLDER FARMERS SMALLHOLDERS SOCIAL ACTION SOCIAL ASSISTANCE SOCIAL IMPACT SOCIAL PROTECTION SOCIAL RESEARCH SOCIAL SAFETY NETS SOCIAL SERVICES SUBSISTENCE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETING TERTIARY EDUCATION TOTAL POVERTY TOTAL POVERTY LINE TRANSIENT POOR ULTRA POOR URBAN AREAS URBAN POPULATION VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
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Washington, DC
Africa | Southern Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Malawi
2012-06-08T18:22:13Z | 2012-06-08T18:22:13Z | 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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