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Malawi Development Exchange
Malawi Development Exchange

This Eldis-sponsored group focuses on development information from Malawi and on the people who produce it. We offer a collection of online documents, a daily selection of news and commentary, occasional feature articles, profiles of Malawian development practitioners and a search of Malawian websites

The BLDS print collection
The BLDS print collection

Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies... 

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‘Operation of the market’: study how the poor access, hold and trade land: findings from research in two settlements in Lilongwe, Malawi
R. Gordon; R. Taljaard; G. Vilili / Urban LandMark, 2013
Since 1950 Africa has seen extremely high levels of urbanisation, yet the process led to extremely poor living conditions, mostly in slums. The current paper points that these informal settlements are located in peri?urban environment...
Incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading: reflections on promising practices in southern Africa: introduction to the practice notes
H. Perold; P. Jooste / Urban LandMark, 2013
Urbanisation in African countries is increasing rapidly, driven primarily by massive rural-urban migration. The current brief indicates that efforts to secure tenure among the urban poor in Africa are dominated by the paradigm of indi...
Accessing holding and trading land in two informal settlements in Lilongwe Malawi: Mtandire and Chinsapo
R. Gordon / Urban LandMark, 2013
The main tenure types in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, include: freehold, leasehold and customary. This booklet sets out the findings of research undertaken in two informal settlements in Malawi.  The purpose...
Incrementally securing tenure: promising practices in informal settlement upgrading in southern Africa
L. Royston / Urban LandMark, 2013
Known as the “urbanisation of poverty”, about 62% of people today in towns and cities in sub-Saharan Africa live in informal settlements. The current paper reveals that land management in these conditions is under extreme ...
Wheat consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends, drivers, and policy implications
N.M. Mason; T.S. Jayne; B. Shiferaw / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
Staple grain consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is rising at the same time that the region is becoming more dependent on imported staples. This paper discusses the potential dilemmas posed by SSA’s increasing reliance on im...
Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi
S. Asfaw; N. McCarthy; L. Lipper / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) working paper assessing factors determining subsistence farmers' selection of sustainable farming practices. Malawi is ranked as one of the world’s 12 most vulnerable countries to t...
Opportunities for support to System of Rice Intensification in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi
J.B. Aune / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of L, 2014
There is a great potential for increasing the production of rice in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi. Many of the constraints on rice production are similar for the three countries. Common problems are low quality of seeds, lack of access ...
Follow-up of post-discharge growth and mortality after treatment for severe acute malnutrition (FuSAM Study): a prospective cohort study
M. Kerac / PLoS ONE, 2014
Management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) plays a vital role in achieving global child survival targets. Effective treatment programmes are available but little is known about longer term outcomes following programme discharge.102...
Task-shifting and prioritisation: a situational analysis examining the role and experiences of community health workers in Malawi
S. Smith / Human Resources for Health, 2014
As low- and middle-income countries face continued shortages of human resources for health and the double burden of infectious and chronic diseases, there is renewed international interest in the potential for community health workers...
Young people, agriculture, and employment in rural Africa
J. Sumberg / Future Agricultures Consortium, 2014
WIDER Working Paper 2014/080 James Sumberg,  Nana Akua Anyidoho,  Michael Chasukwa, Blessings Chinsinga, Jennifer Leavy, Getnet Tadele, Stephen Whitfield, and Joseph Yaro April 2014 This paper examines the...
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Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation, Government of Malawi
The Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation is Malawi Government's main planning agency responsible for national economic and development planning, and monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic issues in the country. Its main mandate is to provide professional advice and technical support to Government and the public on economic and social policy development and management so as to achi...
University of Malawi (UNIMA)
Teaching and research university.  Departments include: Centre For Reproductive Health (CRH) Centre For Social Research (CSR) Education Research And Training (CERT) Gender Studies Unit Language Studies Unit (CLS) Research Support Centre (RSC) Water, Sanitation, Health And Appropriate Technol...
Mzuzu University
Founded in 1997, Mzuzu University is located in the north of Malawi. It provides courses in the broad subject areas of education, environmental sciences and information science and communication.
Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ)
The Malawi Medical Journal is a peer reviewed, open access, quarterly, general medical journal published by the College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi.
National Research Council of Malawi (NRCM)
Promoting science and technology-led development in Malawi
University of Malawi - The Polytechnic
The Malawi Polytechnic is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. The college is located in the city of Blantyre in southern Malawi. The college was established in 1965. It was the dream of the founders then that the institution was to be flexible enough and to offer both full and part-time programmes in industrial and commercial fields. It was envisaged that the Polytechnic w...
Chancellor College, University of Malawi
Chancellor College is located in Zomba in the Southern Region of Malawi. It is the largest college of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. The college has five faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Education. Chancellor has an extensive library for research and study purposes.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC)
Human Rights body in Malawi
Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)
Youth empowerment in Malawi
Centre for Education Research and Training (University of Malawi) (CERT)
Malawian education research unit
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