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Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize Their Firms and Access Financial Services (English)

The rate of informal firms is high in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially for those that are women-owned and in the poorest countries, despite a total of 107 business regulatory reforms recorded by Doing Business across 40 economies in the region. ... See More +

Brief 134095 JAN 28, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Malawi Country Environmental Analysis (English)

Malawi currently faces an environmental cycle of decline and degradation. The challenges it faces are complex and interrelated, but there are two underlying drivers behind this decline. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000489 JAN 01, 2019

Hughes,Nigel Ross; Croxton,Simon; Croneborg,Louise E. M. Disclosed

Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : Solar Model Validation Report (English)

This report describes accuracy enhancement of Solargis solar resource data for Malawi based on the ground measurements collected at three solar meteorological stations across the country. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 133656 DEC 07, 2018

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Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : 24 Month Solar Resource Report (English)

This report is prepared within Phase two of the project Renewable Energy Resource Mapping for the Republic of 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 133657 DEC 03, 2018

Disclosed

Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : Solar Resource Atlas (English)

Solar electricity offers a unique opportunity to achieve long-term sustainability goals, such as the development of a modern economy, healthy and educated society, clean environment, and improved geopolitical stability. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 133649 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Malawi Economic Monitor : Investing in Girls' Education (English)

The Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) provides an analysis of economic and structural developmentissues in Malawi. This edition was published in November 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 132531 NOV 01, 2018

Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Hettinger,Patrick Shawn; Wodon,Quentin T.; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet; Zeleza,Angela Nyarai; Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Manja,Laston Petro; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Rapid Social Registry Assessment : Malawi's Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) (English)

This paper reports on a rapid assessment of Malawi’s integrated social registry, known as the Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR). The timing of the assessment was ripe given the upcoming round of continued expansion of the UBR and a planned shift in registration targets (from 50 percent to 100 percent of households). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132144 NOV 01, 2018

Lindert,Kathy A.; Andrews,Colin; Msowoya,Chipo; Paul,Boban Varghese; Chirwa,Elijah; Mittal,Anita Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Malawi (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131769 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)

Since 2013, the government of Malawi has been pursuing a number of health reforms, which include plans to increase domestic financing for health through ‘innovative financing.’ ... See More +

Journal Article 134670 OCT 29, 2018

Chansa,Collins; Mwase, Takondwa; Matsebula,Thulani Clement; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Revill, Paul; Makumba,John Bosco; Lindelow,Magnus Disclosed

Root for the Tubers : Extended-Harvest Crop Production and Productivity Measurement in Surveys (English)

To document the relative accuracy of methods for microdata collection on root and tuber crop production, an experiment was implemented in Malawi over a 12-month period, randomly assigning cassava-producing households to one of four approaches: daily diary-keeping, with semi-weekly supervision visits; daily diary-keeping, with semi-weekly supervisory phone calls; two six-month recall interviews, with six months in between; and a single 12-month recall interview. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8618 OCT 18, 2018

Kilic,Talip; Moylan,Heather G.; Ilukor,John; Mtengula,Clement; Pangapanga-Phiri,Innocent Disclosed

How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)

Developing country governments seek to reduce the pervasive informality of firms for multiple reasons: increasing the tax base, helping firms access formal markets and grow, increasing the rule of law, and as a means to obtain data that can be used for other government functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8601 OCT 04, 2018

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)

When offered a choice between two savings accounts, prior account holders are significantly less likely to switch to a cheaper account, compared with new subjects without a prior account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8576 SEP 05, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Goldberg,Jessica Ann Disclosed

Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)

The fourth Integrated Household Survey (IHS4) is a multi-topic survey implemented by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Malawi between April 2016 to April 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 129570 AUG 21, 2018

Disclosed

Maize Value Chain Analysis : A Case of Smallholder Maize Production and Marketing in Selected Areas of Malawi and Mozambique (English)

This article analyzes maize value chain performance in Malawi and Mozambique using data collected from a market study commissioned by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture. ... See More +

Journal Article 136144 JUL 25, 2018

Mango, Nelson; Mapemba, Lawrence; Tchale,Hardwick; Makate, Clifton; Dunjana, Nothando; Lundy,Mark Disclosed

Food insecurity and rising food prices : what do we learn from experiential measures ? (English)

Throughout many countries in the world, the measurement of food security currently includes accounting for the importance of perception and anxiety about meeting basic food needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8442 MAY 14, 2018

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Seff,Ilana Julie; De La Fuente,Alejandro Disclosed

Malawi economic monitor : realizing safety nets' potential (English)

This Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) provides an analysis of economic and structural development issues in Malawi. The aim of the publication is to foster better-informed policy analysis and debate regarding the key challenges that Malawi faces in its endeavor to achieve high rates of stable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 126663 MAY 01, 2018

Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Hettinger,Patrick Shawn; Andrews,Colin; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet; Zeleza,Angela Nyarai; Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Cassim,Lucius; Msowoya,Chipo; Drabek,Ivan; Paul,Boban Varghese; Han,Courtney Disclosed

The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Hard hit by El nino : experiences, responses and options for Malawi (English)

In Malawi, the impact of extreme weather events has significantly contributed to the recurrent crises of food insecurity. The extreme weather events have shifted the country’s focus from improving agricultural productivity and resilience to ensuring survival, with most resources devoted toward humanitarian assistance. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS24548 JAN 01, 2018

Botha,Blessings Nyanjagha; Nkoka,Francis Samson; Mwumvaneza,Valens Disclosed

Expanding health care provision in a low-income country : the experience of Malawi (English)

Malawi is a low-income country that is actively working toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The government is committed to provide adequate health care, commensurate with the health needs of Malawian society, and international standards of health care as outlined in the Constitution. ... See More +

Working Paper 122812 JAN 01, 2018

Pattnaik,Anooj; Chansa,Collins Disclosed

How (not) to fix problems that matter : assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform (English)

Malawi can be understood as a microcosm of institutional reform approaches in developing countries more broadly. A common feature of such approaches, whether implemented by government or donors, is reform initiatives that yield institutions that "look like" those found in higher-performing countries but rarely acquire the same underlying functionality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8289 DEC 22, 2017

Woolcock,Michael; Bridges,Katherine Marguerite Disclosed

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Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize Their Firms and Access Financial Services (English)
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JAN 28, 2019 134095 Brief
Malawi Country Environmental Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 AUS0000489 Working Paper
Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : Solar Model Validation Report (English)
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DEC 07, 2018 133656 ESMAP Paper
Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : 24 Month Solar Resource Report (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 133657 ESMAP Paper
Solar Resource and PV Potential of Malawi : Solar Resource Atlas (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133649 ESMAP Paper
Malawi Economic Monitor : Investing in Girls' Education (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132531 Working Paper
Rapid Social Registry Assessment : Malawi's Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132144 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Malawi (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131769 Working Paper
Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 134670 Journal Article
Root for the Tubers : Extended-Harvest Crop Production and Productivity Measurement in Surveys (English)
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OCT 18, 2018 WPS8618 Policy Research Working Paper
How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 WPS8601 Policy Research Working Paper
Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8576 Policy Research Working Paper
Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 129570 Working Paper
Maize Value Chain Analysis : A Case of Smallholder Maize Production and Marketing in Selected Areas of Malawi and Mozambique (English)
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JUL 25, 2018 136144 Journal Article
Food insecurity and rising food prices : what do we learn from experiential measures ? (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8442 Policy Research Working Paper
Malawi economic monitor : realizing safety nets' potential (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126663 Economic Updates and Modeling
The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)
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MAR 08, 2018 WPS8362 Policy Research Working Paper
Hard hit by El nino : experiences, responses and options for Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 ACS24548 Working Paper
Expanding health care provision in a low-income country : the experience of Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122812 Working Paper
How (not) to fix problems that matter : assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8289 Policy Research Working Paper