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   2017  2018
Real GDP 4.5 5.0
Consumer Prices 12.9 10.6
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Malawi and the IMF
Updated August 7, 2017

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August 07, 2017 -- Podcast : Growing Pains: Malawi’s Struggle with Hunger, Climate Change
Extreme weather has hit Malawi’s economy hard over the last two years. Severe flooding followed by a drought—the worst in its history—caused widespread crop failure and placed 6.7 million people at risk of starvation. But a remarkable humanitarian effort helped reduce the impact of the drought on the most vulnerable segment of the population. An increase by the IMF to the amount of resources it provides to Malawi, as well as sizable contributions from Malawi’s development partners like the World Food Program and the World Bank, enabled the country to address the worst humanitarian crisis in its history.
January 06, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Malawi: Tackling Inflation Key to Sustainable Growth
Reducing inflation is the most important policy issue for Malawi in the near term, the IMF said in its recent review of the country’s economy.
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
January 11, 2013 -- IMF Survey: Lagarde Hails Sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘Homegrown Resilience’
Sub-Saharan Africa is on the path of economic progress, but it must address longer-term challenges to its future, including structural transformation, more inclusive growth, and conflict, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says during a January 4–8 trip to Malawi and Cote d’Ivoire.
August 09, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Lends Malawi $156 Million to Help Boost Foreign Reserves
The IMF Executive Board approves a new $156 million loan to Malawi to support a program aimed at reviving economic growth and scaling up government social protection programs. The loan backs program objectives that include low inflation, increasing international reserves, and expanding financial services.
April 01, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Malawi's New IMF Loan Boosts Prospects for Sustained Growth
Malawi’s recent robust economic growth has enabled one of Africa’s poorest countries to make real strides in reducing chronic food insecurity and progress toward poverty reduction and development targets. However, rapidly rising imports and foreign exchange shortages threaten the country’s strong recent macroeconomic performance.
December 10, 2008 -- IMF Survey: First Two Countries Tap IMF Shocks Loans, More Expected
Countries in central Asia and Africa are the first two nations to tap the IMF's revamped borrowing program designed to help low-income countries cope with emergencies caused by events beyond their control.