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RAPID: Estimating the Impact of Population Growth on Development in Malawi

Malawi is experiencing rapid population growth—a growth trend that will significantly affect the country’s ability to meet basic needs such as those related to health, education, economy, and agriculture. This growth trend will also create challenges related to urbanization and infrastructure, including clean water and electricity. Formulating policies and programs to help Malawians access voluntary family planning services and meet their reproductive intentions will help decrease the fertility rate and slow population growth. Results from a 2017 application of the Resources for the Awareness of Population Impacts on Development (RAPID) model show how the country would be influenced by a reduction in the fertility rate (from 4.4 children per woman in 2015 to 2.3 in 2050) and illustrate the need for strong programs and policies to enable slower population growth and greater socio-economic development for Malawi.

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RAPID: Estimating the Impact of Population Growth on Development in Malawi
Publication Date: October 2017
Linking Population and Development in Malawi: Using the RAPID Model to Plan for Our Future
Publication Date: December 2017
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Kugwirizana Komwe Kulipo Pakati pa Chiwerengero cha Anthu ndi Chitukuko m’Malawi
Publication Date:  December 2017

 

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