Malawi : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 18, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper develops a framework to study the macroeconomic and distributional implications of alternative Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) reforms in Malawi. The FISP is one of the largest social expenditure items in Malawi, aimed at improving food security and reducing poverty. The FISP program targets poor rural households and provides them with a coupon for a predetermined amount of fertilizer at a heavily subsidized rate. The results of the study discussed in this paper show how policies that seek to improve the efficiency of expenditure can be consistent with higher and more equitable growth. It also focuses on the macroeconomic and distributional impacts of reducing the subsidy rate for the FISP.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/346

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 18, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513522784/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MWIEA2015003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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