Malawi

Malawi Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth was an estimated 3.7% in 2018, down from 5.1% in 2016/17, which was a recovery from 2.7% in 2015/16. In 2016/17, growth was boosted by agricultural growth of 6.3%, up from a contraction of 0.1% in 2015/16, driven by better weather. The fiscal deficit widened to an estimated 4.8% of GDP in 2018 from 3.7% in 2016/17. In 2017/18, the debtto- GDP ratio was declined marginally to an estimated 58% of GDP from 59% in 2016/17, up from 30% in 2012/13. Malawi is now classified as being at a moderate risk of debt distress.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Lilongwe
Area: 118,484 sq km
Total Population 2017: 18.3 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 6.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 350
Inflation Rate: 15.97%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 37.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 170
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.476
Membership Date: 25/07/1966
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 930.2 Million

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Activity

Project Portfolio

Reference Project Status
P-MW-AA0-024 SHIRE VALLEY TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Categories: Malawi, Agriculture & Agro-industries

ApprovedAPVD
P-MW-E00-011 NKHATA BAY TOWN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT

Categories: Malawi, Water Supply & Sanitation

ApprovedAPVD

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Knowledge Products

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Contacts

Malawi Country Office

African Development Bank Group
2nd Floor, Kang’ombe House
Box 30732
City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi

Phone: (265) 1 77 44 60-62/64
Fax: (265) 1 77 44 69

Ms. Eyerusalem Fasika, Officer-in-Charge

Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr Kapil Kapoor, Director General

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