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Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8200 SEP 20, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Shelter from the storm ? household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi (English)

As extreme weather events intensify due to climate change, it becomes ever more critical to understand how vulnerable households are to these events and the mechanisms households can rely on to minimize losses effectively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8189 SEP 08, 2017

Mccarthy,Nancy; Kilic,Talip; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Brubaker,Josh Disclosed

Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)

Research has provided robust evidence for the use of GPS technology to be the scalable gold standard in land area measurement in household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8138 JUL 06, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Yacoubou Djima,Ismael; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Solar resource mapping in Malawi : annual solar resource report (English)

This report is prepared within Phase 2 of the project Renewable Energy Resource Mapping for Malawi. This project focuses on solar resource mapping and measurement services as part of a technical assistance in the renewable energy development implemented by the World Bank in Malawi. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 117513 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Trains, trade and transaction costs : how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? (English)

This paper measures the impact of low-cost transport by rail in Malawi on the dispersion of agricultural commodities prices across markets by exploiting the quasi-experimental design of the nearly total collapse of domestic transport by rail in January 2003 due to the destruction of a railway bridge at Rivirivi, Balaka. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8132 JUN 29, 2017

Zant,Wouter Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

This paper documents the positive link between the noncognitive skills of women farmers and the adoption of a cash crop. The context is Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, where the majority of rural households practice subsistence farming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8095 JUN 08, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)

This paper uses nationally representative panel data and a combination of econometric approaches, to explore linkages between rural non-farm activities (wage and self-employment) and household welfare in rural Malawi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8096 JUN 08, 2017

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Liverpool-Tasie,Saweda Lenis; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Benfica,Rui Manuel Disclosed

SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Malawi 2015 (English)

This report presents an analysis of how effectively current policies in Malawi engage the private sector in primary and secondary education. The analysis draws on the engaging the private sector (EPS) framework, a product of the World Bank’s systems approach for better education results (SABER). ... See More +

Working Paper 117523 JUN 01, 2017

Baum,Donald Rey; De Brular,Laura Lewis Disclosed

Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)

By most accounts, rural Malawi lacked dynamism in the past 15 years. Growth was mostly volatile, in large part due to unstable macroeconomic fundamentals evidenced by high inflation, fiscal deficits, and high interest rates. ... See More +

Publication 116657 MAY 31, 2017

Dabalen,Andrew L.; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Goyal,Aparajita; Karamba,R. Wendy; Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Tanaka,Tomomi Disclosed

Malawi economic monitor : harnessing the urban economy (English)

The Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) provides an analysis of economic and structural development issues in Malawi. This edition of the MEM was published in May 2017. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 115253 MAY 25, 2017

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Choi,Narae; Stylianou,Eleni; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet Disclosed

Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)

It has long been recognized that household decision-making may not result in outcomes consistent with the unitary household model. Within the collective bargaining framework, consumption decisions would be driven by the spouse with greater bargaining power, while the outcomes would still be Pareto efficient. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8043 APR 26, 2017

Mccarthy,Nancy; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)

Many African countries rely on sporadic land transfers from customary to statutory domains to attract investment and improve agricultural performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7943 JAN 18, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang; Holden,Stein Terje Disclosed

Malawi drought recovery and resilience project (English)

In the last 36 years, Malawi has experienced eight major droughts, affecting over 24 million people. Currently, the country is experiencing the after effects of two consecutive disasters-devastating floods from 2014-2015 and dry spells between 2015-2016- leading to agricultural drought. ... See More +

Brief 113821 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Fiscal space for health in Malawi and revenue potential of innovative financing (English)

Malawi’s population has grown rapidly from almost 3.6 million in 1960 to around 16.3 million in 2015 with about 85 percent of the population residing in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 117511 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Malawi economic monitor : emerging stronger (English)

The Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) provides ananalysis of economic and structural developmentissues in Malawi. This edition of the MEM waspublished in October 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 109965 NOV 04, 2016

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet; Freiherr Von Carnap-Bornheim,Tillmann Philipp Jose Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Malawi (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Malawi. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109897 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education : a cluster-randomized controlled trial (English)

This paper evaluates a government program in Malawi, which aimed to improve quality at community-based childcare centers and complemented these efforts with a group-based parenting support program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7817 SEP 12, 2016

Ozler,Berk; Fernald,Lia C. H.; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Mcconnell,Christin; Neuman,Michelle J.; Pinheiro Fraga,Eduardo Disclosed

Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)

Financial products and transfer schemes are often designed to help individuals improve welfare by following through on intertemporal plans. This paper implements an artefactual field experiment in Malawi to test the ability of households to manage a cash windfall. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7807 AUG 31, 2016

Brune,Lasse Florian; Gine,Xavier; Goldberg,Jessica Ann; Yang,Dean Disclosed

Vulnerability to Poverty in rural Malawi (English)

Considerations of risk and vulnerability are key to understanding the dynamics of poverty in rural Malawi. This study measures vulnerability to consumption shortfalls and analyzes its sources using a two-period panel of 2,789 households, drawn from the 2010 Third Integrated Household Survey and the 2013 Integrated Household Panel Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7769 JUL 26, 2016

Mccarthy,Nancy; Brubaker,Josh; De La Fuente,Alejandro Disclosed

FY16 Malawi country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Malawi assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Malawi perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 108575 JUL 01, 2016

Tepedino,Isabel; Felzer,Sharon; Cameron,Jessica A.; Markova,Svetlana; Guo,Jing; Woods,Calita Disclosed

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Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8200 Policy Research Working Paper
Shelter from the storm ? household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8189 Policy Research Working Paper
Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 WPS8138 Policy Research Working Paper
Solar resource mapping in Malawi : annual solar resource report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117513 ESMAP Paper
Trains, trade and transaction costs : how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 WPS8132 Policy Research Working Paper
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8095 Policy Research Working Paper
Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8096 Policy Research Working Paper
SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Malawi 2015 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117523 Working Paper
Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 116657 Publication
Malawi economic monitor : harnessing the urban economy (English)
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MAY 25, 2017 115253 Economic Updates and Modeling
Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8043 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)
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JAN 18, 2017 WPS7943 Policy Research Working Paper
Malawi drought recovery and resilience project (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113821 Brief
Fiscal space for health in Malawi and revenue potential of innovative financing (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117511 Working Paper
Malawi economic monitor : emerging stronger (English)
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NOV 04, 2016 109965 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Malawi (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109897 Working Paper
Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education : a cluster-randomized controlled trial (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7817 Policy Research Working Paper
Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 WPS7807 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerability to Poverty in rural Malawi (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7769 Policy Research Working Paper
FY16 Malawi country opinion survey report (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 108575 Working Paper