Executive Board
Board Discussions
on Malawi:

March 23, 2015
January 17, 2014
April 8, 2013
December 19, 2012
July 23, 2012

Article IV Staff Reports

Projected % Change
   2015  2016
Real GDP 4 5.0
Consumer Prices 20.1 14
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2015)
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Malawi: Financial Position in the Fund

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Malawi and the IMF
Updated September 30, 2015

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IMF Survey Online
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.