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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

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

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

Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities : a data-driven approach to teacher deployment (English)

There are severe geographical disparities in pupil-teacher ratios (PTR) across Malawi, with most teachers concentrated near commercial centers and in rural schools with better amenities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8253 NOV 22, 2017

Chugunov,Dmitry; Chimombo,Joseph P. G.; Asim,Salman; Gera,Ravinder Madron Casley Disclosed

From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)

Despite decades of development efforts supported by significant amounts of foreign aid, Malawi has experienced weak and volatile economic growth over a sustained period of time and has fallen behind its peers. ... See More +

Publication 121007 NOV 07, 2017

Kumar,Praveen; Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness Disclosed

Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)

Children in disadvantaged families living in poor areas face numerous challenges, from lack of access to quality health care to insufficient nutrition and stimulation. ... See More +

Brief 122161 NOV 01, 2017

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Malawi economic monitor : land for inclusive development (English)

The 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 121419 NOV 01, 2017

Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Record,Richard James Lowden; Deininger,Klaus W.; Stylianou,Eleni; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Malawi (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120989 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Malawi (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121013 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Performance of large farms and benefits for smallholders : challenges and opportunities in Malawi’s estate sector (English)

The agricultural estates in Malawi (1.5 million hectares), mostly held by domestic commercial farmers, are underperforming. Data from three sources (digitized agricultural leases, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery) are used to analyze this. ... See More +

Brief 122473 NOV 01, 2017

Xia,Fang; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

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

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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Malawi (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131769 Working Paper
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
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
Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities : a data-driven approach to teacher deployment (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8253 Policy Research Working Paper
From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121007 Publication
Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122161 Brief
Malawi economic monitor : land for inclusive development (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121419 Economic Updates and Modeling
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Malawi (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120989 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Malawi (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121013 Working Paper
Performance of large farms and benefits for smallholders : challenges and opportunities in Malawi’s estate sector (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122473 Brief
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