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Malawi aims to reduce poverty through sustained economic growth and infrastructure development as outlined in the Second Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) 2012-2016. The expected result is to transform the country from being a predominately importing and consuming economy to a predominately manufacturing and exporting economy.

15.3 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Poverty Ratio
67.34 %
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 9
Proposed Bank projects 3
Start of Bank partnership Jul 1965
Total Bank Investment 2.987 ($ billions)

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Country Data
year 2008
73% in 2008
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)
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